Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Favourite Mistress

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Amberley Publishing Limited, Jun 15, 2009 - History - 256 pages
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The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn, 'the infamous other Boleyn girl', began her court career as the mistress of the king of France. Francois I of France would later call her 'The Great Prostitute' and the slur stuck. The bete-noir of her family, Mary was married her off to a minor courtier but it was not long before she caught the eye of Henry VIII and a new affair began. Although a bright star at Henry's court, she was soon eclipsed by her highly spirited and more accomplished sister, Anne, who rapidly took her place in the king's heart. However, the ups and downs of the Boleyn sisters were far from over. Mary would emerge the sole survivor of a family torn apart by lust and ambition, and it is in Mary and her progeny that the Boleyn legacy rests.
 

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Contents

The Early Years 15001514
Mary in France 15141520
First Marriage Lady Carey 1520
Golden Days 15201522
Kindness toa King Mary Henry VIII
A Turning Point 1524 Chapter 7King Henry VIIIs Children? 15241526
Mary Eclipsed 15291532
The Queens Sister 15321534 Chapter 11 Second Marriage love overcame reason 15341536
The Bitter End 15361543
Notes Bibliography Acknowledgements List of Illustrations
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Josephine Wilkinson is an author and historian. She received a First from the University of Newcastle where she also read for her PhD. She has received British Academy research funding and has been scholar-in-residence at St Deiniol's Library, Britain's only residential library founded by the great Victorian statesman, William Gladstone She now lives in York, Richard III's favourite city. She is the author of The Princes in the Tower, Anne Boleyn, Mary Boleyn, and Richard III (all published by Amberely), and Katherine Howard (John Murray).

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