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  • Published: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446449042
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
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The Lady In The Tower

The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Queen of England Series)




A compelling story of the last days of one of history's most charismatic, controversial and tragic heroines - Anne Boleyn.

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.

  • Published: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446449042
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
Categories:

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 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 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She lives and works in Surrey.

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Praise for The Lady In The Tower

One of our best popular historians...with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history

Independent on Sunday

It is testament to Weir's artfulness and elegance as a writer that The Lady in the Tower remains fresh and suspenseful, even though the reader knows what's coming... One of the pleasures of The Lady in the Tower is that it invites the reader into the historiographical process as Weir's emphasis on primary sources allows us to evaluate them alongside her

Independent

Weir...knows her sources well. She writes in an engaging way and adopts an even-handed approach

Irish Times

This is vintage Weir: a thrilling episode of history superbly related and treated with penetrating analysis and a great dollop of common sense

Jessie Childs, Literary Review

The research is exhaustive... It would be hard to imagine a more thorough examination of any comparable historical issue... Weir is to be congratulated on her impartiality and sound judgement

BBC History Magazine

Is the perfect examination of Anne's downfall

BBC History Magazine

An episode of political history that has at its heart a more timeless drama- the story of the cherished mistress turned scorned wife

The Independent

Patiently, carefully, Weir unpicks the case against the queen - and researcher but also a graceful and engaging writer, it makes for compelling reading

Arminta Wallace, The Irish Times

She makes the dense historical facts totally readable and creates an exciting narrative

Sarah Clarke, Torbay Bookshop, Bookseller

Weir shows admirable forensic skills

Mark Bostridge, Times Literary Supplement

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