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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446484357
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
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Mary Boleyn

'The Great and Infamous Whore'




The first full-scale biography of Mary Boleyn, one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor period, by the UK's bestselling female historian, Alison Weir.

Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret.

In this, the first full-length biography of Mary Boleyn, Alison Weir explodes much of the mythology that surrounds her subject's notoriety. Her extensive research gives us a new and detailed portrayal, revealing Mary as one of hte most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age.

From the internationally bestselling author of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446484357
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

About the Author

Alison Weir

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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Praise for Mary Boleyn

“A comprehensive exploration of the myth surrounding her subject”

Sunday Times

“Gripping”

Independent on Sunday

“Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history”

Frank McLynn, Independent

“Weir is particularly good at piecing together historical mysteries, and this penetrating portrait of a much-misunderstood woman set against the riveting background of the Tudor court is a real eye opener”

Good Book Guide

“Weir states correctly that this book is as much a historiography as it is a biography”

Sara Read, Times Higher Education


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