Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Favourite Mistress

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Amberley Publishing, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 191 pages
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The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn, 'the infamous other Boleyn girl', began her court career as the mistress of the king of France. François I of France would later call her 'The Great Prostitute' and the slur stuck. The bête-noir of her family, Mary was married her off to a minor courtier but it was not long before she caught the eye of Henry VIII and a new affair began. Although a bright star at Henry's court, she was soon eclipsed by her highly spirited and more accomplished sister, Anne, who rapidly took her place in the king's heart. However, the ups and downs of the Boleyn sisters were far from over. Mary would emerge the sole survivor of a family torn apart by lust and ambition, and it is in Mary and her progeny that the Boleyn legacy rests.
  

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Review: Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Favourite Mistress

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

I have been fascinated by Mary for a long time, I find her far more intriguing than Anne. You can't help but feel sorry for her, given how Anne and George always seemed to be favored by their father ... Read full review

Review: Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Favourite Mistress

User Review  - Rebecca Nelson - Goodreads

Very easy read and interesting in regards to the history of the time. A biography about Mary Boleyn it is not- very little is told about the title subject, seemingly due to little surviving historical ... Read full review

Contents

The Early Years 15001514
7
Mary in France 15141520
23
First Marriage Lady Carey 1520
40
Golden Days 15201522
49
Kindness to a King Mary Henry VIII 15221524
55
A Turning Point 1524
68
King Henry VIIIs Children? 15241526
79
Out of Favour 15261528
97
Second Marriage love overcame reason 15341536
140
These Bloody Days 1536
155
The Bitter End 15361543
169
Notes
178
Bibliography
183
Acknowledgements
187
List of Illustrations
188
Index
189

Mary Eclipsed 15291532
117
The Queens Sister 15321534
127

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About the author (2009)

Jo Wilkinson received a First from the University of Newcastle where she also took her PhD. She is currently and scholar-in-residence at St Deiniol's Library, Britain's only residential library founded by the great Victorian statesman, William Gladstone. She is the author of a two volume biography of Richard III, the first volume of which Richard III, the Young King To Be has just been published by Amberley. She is currently writing volume two. She lives in York.

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