Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England's Tragic Queen

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Da Capo Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 374 pages
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This powerful new biography presents a portrait of Anne Boleyn different from the unsavory and unflattering accounts of her that have come down through history. Instead, we learn about the real Anne-a woman who was highly literate, accomplished, an intellectual, and a devout defender of her Protestant faith. Anne’s tragedy began when her looks and vivacious charm attracted the notice of England’s violent and paranoid king whose love for her trapped her in the vicious politics of the Tudor court. This compelling account of Anne Boleyn plunges the reader into the intrigue, romance, and danger of King Henry VIII’s court and the turbulent times that would change England forever. It will forever change our perception of this much-maligned queen.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Marriage Market
24
The Kings Desire
47
The Curse
64
The TurningPoint
89
A Renaissance Family
109
The Kings Great Matter
133
The Grand Enemy
155
Child of Promise
198
Tragedy
220
The Rival
244
Conspiracy
267
Coup Détat
291
Bloody Days
307
The Legacy
318
Copyright

Englands Queen
175

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About the author (2007)

Joanna Denny wrote several novels and this one work of nonfiction before she died in 2006. Her ancestor, Sir Anthony Denny, was Henry VIII's closest servant in his last days.

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