The Lady In The Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Queen of England Series) (Paperback)
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The Lady In The Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Queen of England Series) (Paperback)

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On 2 May, 1536, in an act unprecedented in English history, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was imprisoned in the Tower of London. On 15 May, she was tried and found guilty of high treason and executed just four days later. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest - did Henry VIII instruct Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour? Did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Or was Anne, in fact, as guilty as charged? Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn's fall; now in Alison Weir's richly researched and impressively detailed portrait, we have a compelling story of the last days of history's most charismatic, controversial and tragic heroines.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780712640176
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm


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"One of our best popular historians...with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history" * Independent on Sunday *
"It is testament to Weir's artfulness and elegance as a writer that The Lady in the Tower remains fresh and suspenseful, even though the reader knows what's coming... One of the pleasures of The Lady in the Tower is that it invites the reader into the historiographical process as Weir's emphasis on primary sources allows us to evaluate them alongside her" * Independent *
"Weir...knows her sources well. She writes in an engaging way and adopts an even-handed approach" * Irish Times *
"This is vintage Weir: a thrilling episode of history superbly related and treated with penetrating analysis and a great dollop of common sense" -- Jessie Childs * Literary Review *
"The research is exhaustive... It would be hard to imagine a more thorough examination of any comparable historical issue... Weir is to be congratulated on her impartiality and sound judgement" * BBC History Magazine *

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“One of the best Tudor books I've read yet”

Alison weir's book is brilliant. It tells the highly absorbing, tragic tale of Anne Boleyn's fall and the devious schemers that orchestrated the coup, which was one of the most extensive in English history.... More

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“Highly addictive from start to finish”

Alison Weir has enabled the reader to be transported back to the 1500's with this fantastic piece of literature. The book is filled with food for thought, facts and emotion throughout. Offering opportunity for... More

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