Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

Book - 2004
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> A startlingly fresh and readable new biography of Anne, giving a very different view of Henry VIII's much-maligned Queen> No English Queen has made more impact on the history of England than Anne Boleyn - and none have been so persistently vilified. Even after her execution in May 1536 - on trumped-up charges of adultery - she has been pursued beyond the grave, subjected to all manner of accusations.Was she really the scheming temptress portrayed by her enemies, guilty of incest and witchcraft? Was she deformed? Could a woman with the abnormalities described by her detractors have drawn and held the love of the King for more than ten years?Joanna Denny's new biography plunges the reader into the heart of the intrigue, romance and danger of the Tudor court; and paints a picture of the real woman - attractive, highly intelligent, devout - that has been hidden for centuries by the distortions of politics and religion.
Publisher: London : Portrait, 2004.
ISBN: 9780749950170
074995017X
9780749950262
0749950269
Branch Call Number: 942.052 DEN
Characteristics: 374 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.

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crankylibrarian Sep 19, 2011

Denny has familial connections to the Boleyns and her bias is clear and unapologetic. Boleyn was obviously a complicated, brilliant and polarizing figure, but Denny's hagiography ludicrously ignores or minimizes anything remotely unflattering in contemporary accounts.

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KerrAvon
Aug 09, 2011

Well-researched work, showing how Anne was framed by her enemies, how she spoke her mind no matter what (which many didn't like), and how she conducted her final hours with style and grace, even though she was clearly innocent. A joy to read!

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