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

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Random House, Mar 28, 2011 - History - 544 pages
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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.

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Review: The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

User Review  - Louise - Goodreads

Just when you thought all the ins and outs of the fall of Anne Boleyn have been explored, something new appears. Alison Weir shows she is the master of this era. She integrates her own scholarship and ... Read full review

Review: The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

User Review  - Conor Byrne - Goodreads

This is arguably Alison Weir's most comprehensive, analytic and original research. I always enjoy returning to this highly readable study of Anne Boleyn's sudden downfall in 1536. By and large, Weir ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess and the novels, Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.

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