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Mary Boleyn

Alison Weir


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PUBLISHED: 20th September 2012
ISBN: 9780099546481
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Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret.
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  • Paperback
    $20.00
PUBLISHED: 20th September 2012
ISBN: 9780099546481
ANNOTATION:
Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret.

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Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret.

Publisher Description

  • Mary Boleyn is remembered by posterity as a great and infamous whore . She was the mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and sister to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII s second wife. She may secretly have borne Henry a child and it was because of his adultery with Mary that his marriage to Anne was annulled. It is not hard to see how this tangled web of relationships has given rise to rumours and misconceptions that have been embroidered over the centuries. In this, the first full-scale biography of Mary Boleyn, Alison Weir explodes much of the mythology that surrounds her subject and uncovers the facts about one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. Her extensive, forensic research has facilitated a new and detailed portrayal, in which she recounts that, contrary to popular belief, Mary was entirely undeserving of her posthumous notoriety as a great whore or the hackney whom the King of France famously boasted of riding. Weir also presents compelling new evidence that almost conclusively determines the paternity of Mary s two oldest children. In this astonishing and riveting book, Alison Weir shows that Mary s sto

Author Biography

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her non-fiction books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII- King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Katherine Swynford and Elizabeth of York. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.

Review

"A comprehensive exploration of the myth surrounding her subject" Sunday Times "Gripping" Independent on Sunday "Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history" -- Frank McLynn Independent "Weir is particularly good at piecing together historical mysteries, and this penetrating portrait of a much-misunderstood woman set against the riveting background of the Tudor court is a real eye opener" Good Book Guide "Weir states correctly that this book is as much a historiography as it is a biography" -- Sara Read Times Higher Education

Product Details

Author
Alison Weir
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0099546485
ISBN-13
9780099546481
Media
Book
Subtitle
'The Great and Infamous Whore'
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
Pages
464
Short Title
MARY BOLEYN
Language
English
Residence
ENK
Series
Vintage Books
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publication Date
2012-09-20
Format
Paperback