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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User Review  - Zumbanista - LibraryThing

Disappointingly Flawed Many have recommended Alison Weir's English histories to me, however, I had the misfortune to begin with reading The Lady In The Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn. Like other ... Read full review

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User Review  - briandrewz - LibraryThing

This is an exhaustive account of Anne Boleyn's last days. Alison Weir takes us on an extraordinarily detailed journey through Anne's final weeks. This book isn't about Anne's whole life, just the end ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Alison Weir is one of Britain’s top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and, most recently, The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces. She is married with two adult children and lives and works in Surrey.

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