By Alison Weir
In this moment novel of Alison Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens sequence, the acclaimed writer and historian weaves intriguing new learn into the tale of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s so much notorious spouse, a girl prior to her time whose very life—and death—forever replaced a nation.
Born right into a noble English kinfolk, Anne is only whilst she is distributed from her family’s Hever citadel to serve on the royal court docket of the Netherlands. This strategic movement at the a part of her opportunistic father additionally turns into an opportunity for the lady to develop and observe herself. There, and later in France, Anne prospers, who prefer to soak up the works of innovative writers instead of perform courtly flirtations. She additionally starts to appreciate the inequalities and indignities suffered by means of her gender.
Anne isn’t thoroughly inured to the longings of the guts, yet her strong relations has formidable plans for her destiny that override any needs of her personal. whilst the King of britain himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances—reminding him that he's a married guy who has already performed an affair along with her sister, Mary. Anne’s rejection basically intensifies Henry’s pursuit, yet within the absence of a male heir—and given an getting older Queen Katherine—the chance to raise and defend the Boleyn kin, and to precise vengeance on her green with envy detractors, is just too tempting for Anne to withstand, while it proves to be her undoing.
whereas historical past tells of the way Anne Boleyn died, this compelling new novel unearths how absolutely she lived.
Praise for Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obession
“This is a beautiful, attractive, accomplished and convincing novel. . . . Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession is critical, page-turning biographical fiction, hauntingly and wonderfully instructed in first-person narrative. it truly is psychologically penetrating and filled with impressive, bright scenes. [Alison] Weir’s characterisation is excellent, and this advanced novel should be, surely, essentially the most trendy works of ancient fiction of 2017.”—Historical Novels Review
“[Weir] explores Anne’s affects and motivations, making a multifaceted portrait of an formidable lady who reluctantly accedes to Henry’s courtship and later acts out of desperation to guard herself and her daughter, Elizabeth. Even readers who comprehend Anne’s tale good may still achieve insights from this revealing novel.”—Booklist
“A richly unique rendering of the widely used Tudor drama . . . Weir brings massive services to her portrait of Anne as ‘a improper yet very human heroine, a lady of serious ambition, idealism and braveness’ . . . [and] vividly depicts court docket life.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A well-written and fast paced novel that are meant to attract lovers of Tudor-era fiction searching for a clean examine one of many period’s hottest protagonists . . . Weir’s Anne, an highbrow and bold girl hugely drawn to the newest puzzling over either faith and women’s social roles, suits in good with the hot impulse in either scholarship and fiction to reclaim Anne from being portrayed as in basic terms a manipulative temptress and cold-hearted homewrecker. Anne within the years prior to she catches Henry’s eye is especially interesting.”—Library Journal
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