The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn

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Wiley, Aug 23, 2004 - History - 458 pages
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This definitive biography of Anne Boleyn establishes her as a figure of considerable importance and influence in her own right.

  • A full biography of Anne Boleyn, based on the latest scholarly research.
  • Focusses on Anne’s life and legacy and establishes Anne as a figure of considerable importance and influence in her own right.
  • Adulteress or innocent victim? Looks afresh at the issues at the heart of Anne's downfall.
  • Pays attention to her importance as a patron of the arts, particularly in relation to Hans Holbein.
  • Presents evidence about Anne’s spirituality and her interest in the intellectual debates of the period.
  • Takes account of significant advances in knowledge in recent years.

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Extremely well researched. - Goodreads
Only flaw is that the writing is TERRIBLY dry. - Goodreads
A very thoroughly researched book on Anne Boleyn. - Goodreads
Overall a well-researched biography. - Goodreads
The style of writing is stiff. - Goodreads
Extremely well researched and well written. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mei-Lu - Goodreads

Of the recent biographies of Anne Boleyn, I'd say this is the best and for that reason, I've held on to as a reference. I particularly like the fact that Ives is careful to note his attributions, or ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meghan - Goodreads

This is one of my favourite all time non-fiction books. The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn is like the Holy Grail for any Anne Boleyn/Henry VIII/Tudor Court fans. It is the most thorough and though ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Eric Ives is Emeritus Professor of English History at the University of Birmingham. Ives has written widely on Tudor history, the history of law, and on the development of modern higher education. In 2001 he was awarded an OBE for services to history and the University of Birmingham.

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