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The Lady in the Tower: Anne Boleyn by Alison…

The Lady in the Tower: Anne Boleyn

by Alison Weir

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From one of the world's foremost popular historians, a detailed and intricate portrait of the last days of one of the most influential and important figures in English history.The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was unprecedented in the annals of English history. It was sensational in its day, and has exerted endless fascination over the minds of historians, novelists, dramatists, poets, artists, and filmmakers... ( )
  Tutter | Feb 20, 2015 |
I love Alison Weir's books; she has the ability to turn history into a fascinating story and not just facts. She has a few new ideas and concepts that I hadn't read before about Anne Boleyn. This was yet another treasure to add to all her other books. ( )
  JEB5 | Oct 30, 2013 |
She remains one of my favorite authors. ( )
  HunterSJones | Apr 12, 2013 |
Alison Weir has a knack for making history interesting and easy to read for the non-historian. I enjoyed her examination of Anne Boleyn's fall and ultimate death - especially the brief look at Anne's reputation throughout the intervening years since her death. ( )
  TnTexas | Apr 1, 2013 |
I think there were more "she must have known"s in this book than in Weir's biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine, of whom we know far less. ( )
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A history book written with all the intrigue and tension of a novel, Weir's just-published The Lady in the Tower is what the author calls "a forensic investigation" of the queen's last four months
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Her new book focuses on the last few months of Anne’s life. She has sifted the sources, examining their reliability. Doubts have already been cast on Weir’s assumptions; the historian John Guy has recently suggested that two sources she took to be mutually corroborating are in fact one and the same person. This doesn’t invalidate her brave effort to lay bare, for the Tudor fan, the bones of the controversy and evaluate the range of opinion about Anne’s fall.
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This book is dedicated to a dear friend, Father Luke (Rev. Canon Anthony Verhees), to mark his eightieth birthday.
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This is where my interest in history began, many years ago, with Anne Boleyn and the dramatic story of her fall.
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Examines the events, motives, and evidence gathered that sealed the fate of Anne Boleyn leading to her execution in 1536, and reveals the witnesses and charges against her.
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The tempestuous love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn scandalized Christendom and altered forever the religious landscape of England. Acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir draws on myriad sources from the Tudor era to examine, in unprecedented depth, the gripping, dark, and chilling story of Anne Boleyn's final days.… (more)

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