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Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn substantially redeems her subject's reputation by disputing her scandalous portrayal in Philippa Gregory's novel The Other Boleyn Girl
Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn substantially redeems her subject's reputation by disputing her scandalous portrayal in Philippa Gregory's novel The Other Boleyn Girl. Our most detailed view yet of a power behind the throne. With titles like Elizabeth and The Lady in the Tower, Weir has carved out a niche as one of the foremost biographers of British royalty.
Mary Boleyn : mistress of kings, Alison Weir. Mary Boleyn represents only one short episode in Henry VIII’s checkered love life; all we can say with certainty is that she was his mistress for a short period while he was married to his first wife, Katherine of Aragon. eISBN: 978-0-7710-8923-7. 1. Boleyn, Mary, 1508-1543. 2. Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 – Relations with women. 3. Great Britain – Kings and rulers – Paramours – Biography. 4. Great Britain – History – Henry VIII, 1509-1547. Mary’s true historical significance-and importance-lies in the implications of her royal affair for her more celebrated sister, Ann.
This book shows the exceptional scholarship of Alison Weir. In this detailed biography of Mary Boleyn, the eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Boleyn, Ms. Weir leaves no stone unturned. She talks of Mary’s genealogy and lifestyle. She discusses Mary’s relationship with her more infamous younger sister, Anne, and of the affairs she had with the French King Francois I and the English Henry VIII. She refutes certain writers, such as those with a particular axe to grind or who were just repeating gossip.
Alison Weir pieces together a life steeped in mystery and misfortune, debunking centuries-old myths to give us the truth about Mary Boleyn, the so-called great and infamous whore. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.
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Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of several historical biographies, including The Lady in the Tower, Mistress of the Monarchy, Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Life of Elizabeth I, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and of the novels Captive Queen, Innocent Traitor, and The Lady Elizabeth. written about Mary Boleyn in history books belongs more properly to historical novels. One could go on; the fact is that-as we will see-much of what has been written about Mary Boleyn in history books belongs more properly to historical novels.
Author: Weir, Alison Publisher: Ballantine Books
Author: Weir, Alison Publisher: Ballantine Books. Condition: New! Binding: Hardcover Publish date: 2011. Weir unravels the truth about Mary's much-vaunted notoriety at the French court and her relations with King Fran ois I. She offers plausible theories as to what happened to Mary during the undocumented years of her life, and shows that, far from marrying an insignificant and complacent nonentity, she made a brilliant match with a young man who was the. King's cousin and a rising star at court. Weir also explores Mary's own position and role at the English court, and how she became Henry VIII's mistress.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE New York Times bestselling author and noted British historian Alison Weir gives us the first full-scale, in-depth biography of Mary Boleyn, sister to Queen Anne as well as mistress to Anne’s husband, Henry VIII—and one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. Making use of extensive original research, Weir shares revelations on the ambitious Boleyn family and the likely nature of the relationship between the Boleyn sisters. Unraveling the truth about Mary’s much-vaunted notoriety at the French court and her relations with King François I, Weir also explores Mary’s role at the English court and how she became Henry VIII’s lover. She tracks the probable course of their affair and investigates the truth behind Mary’s notorious reputation. With new and compelling evidence, Weir presents the most conclusive answer to date on the paternity of Mary’s children, long speculated to have been Henry VIII’s progeny. Alison Weir pieces together a life steeped in mystery and misfortune, debunking centuries-old myths to give us the truth about Mary Boleyn, the so-called “great and infamous whore.” Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.
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