By Alison Weir
Born right into a noble English kinfolk, Anne is simply while she is distributed from her family’s Hever citadel to serve on the royal court docket of the Netherlands. This strategic stream 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 revolutionary writers instead of perform courtly flirtations. She additionally starts off to appreciate the inequalities and indignities suffered via her gender.
Anne isn’t thoroughly inured to the longings of the guts, yet her robust kin has formidable plans for her destiny that override any needs of her personal. while 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 merely intensifies Henry’s pursuit, yet within the absence of a male heir—and given an getting older Queen Katherine—the chance to raise and safeguard the Boleyn kin, and to distinct vengeance on her resentful detractors, is just too tempting for Anne to withstand, while it proves to be her undoing.
whereas heritage tells of ways Anne Boleyn died, this compelling new novel unearths how totally she lived.
Praise for Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obession
“Superb . . . page-turning biographical fiction, hauntingly and fantastically advised . . . psychologically penetrating.”—Historical Novels Review
“Immaculately researched and convincing . . . This story of Anne’s ascent and death can't break out comparisons with Hilary Mantel’s Wolf corridor series.”—The Times
“A tragic, misrepresented determine, certainly one of history’s unique nasty girls . . . Weir’s fictional Anne is ferociously shrewdpermanent and accountable of not anything yet yearning the ability that is rightfully hers to claim.”—NPR
“One of ancient fiction’s such a lot compelling and interesting pix of the enduringly attention-grabbing and mysterious Anne Boleyn.”—Lancashire night Post
“As regularly, Weir demonstrates a prepared eye for crafting dramatic scenes of lovely, exact aspect, instilling within the reader a shiny experience of being there.”—Booklist
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Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession: A Novel (Six Tudor Queens) by Alison Weir