Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII's Obsession

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Amberley, 2008 - History - 224 pages
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Anne Boleyn was the most controversial and scandalous woman ever to sit on the throne of England. From her early days at the imposing Hever Castle in Kent, to the glittering courts of Paris and London, Anne caused a stir wherever she went. Alluring but not beautiful, Anne's wit and poise won her numerous admirers at the English court, and caught the roving eye of King Henry. Anne was determined to shape her own destiny, first through a secret engagement to Henry Percy, the heir of the Earl of Northumberland, and later through her insistence on marriage with the king, after a long and tempestuous relationship as his mistress. Their love affair was as extreme as it was deadly, from Henry's 'mine own sweetheart' to 'cursed and poisoning whore' her fall from grace was total.

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User Review  - Greta - Goodreads

As far as accounts of Anne Boleyn go, this is very informative and well researched. The style, however, reads more like scientific research than historical analysis. There is so much repetition of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kirsty Archer-Thompson - Goodreads

For all the sound scholarship to be found in this book, the author doesn't seem at all confident with expressing herself. Stock phrases are used again and again and the direct repetition, especially ... Read full review


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Elizabeth Norton gained her first degree from the Universiy of Cambridge, and her Masters from the University of Oxford. Her other books include She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of England. She lives in Kingston Upon Thames.

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