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The Lady in the Tower The Fall of Anne Boleyn BONUS This Edition Contains A The Lady In The Tower Discussion Guide And An Excerpt From Alison Weir S Mary Boleyn.Nearly Five Hundred Years After Her Violent Death, Anne Boleyn, Second Wife To Henry VIII, Remains One Of The World S Most Fascinating, Controversial, And Tragic Heroines Now Acclaimed Historian And Bestselling Author Alison Weir Has Drawn On Myriad Sources From The Tudor Era To Give Us The First Book That Examines, In Unprecedented Depth, The Gripping, Dark, And Chilling Story Of Anne Boleyn S Final Days.The Tempestuous Love Affair Between Henry VIII And Anne Boleyn Scandalized Christendom And Altered Forever The Religious Landscape Of England Anne S Ascent From Private Gentlewoman To Queen Was Astonishing, But Equally Compelling Was Her Shockingly Swift Downfall Charged With High Treason And Imprisoned In The Tower Of London In May 1536, Anne Met Her Terrible End All The While Protesting Her Innocence There Remains, However, Much Mystery Surrounding The Queen S Arrest And The Events Leading Up To It Were Charges Against Her Fabricated Because She Stood In The Way Of Henry VIII Making A Third Marriage And Siring An Heir, Or Was She The Victim Of A Complex Plot Fueled By Court Politics And Deadly Rivalry The Lady In The Tower Examines In Engrossing Detail The Motives And Intrigues Of Those Who Helped To Seal The Queen S Fate Weir Unravels The Tragic Tale Of Anne S Fall, From Her Miscarriage Of The Son Who Would Have Saved Her To The Horrors Of Her Incarceration And That Final, Dramatic Scene On The Scaffold What Emerges Is An Extraordinary Portrayal Of A Woman Of Great Courage Whose Enemies Were Bent On Utterly Destroying Her, And Who Was Tested To The Extreme By The Terrible Plight In Which She Found Herself Richly Researched And Utterly Captivating, The Lady In The Tower Presents The Full Array Of Evidence Of Anne Boleyn S Guilt Or Innocence Only In Alison Weir S Capable Hands Can Readers Learn The Truth About The Fate Of One Of The Most Influential And Important Women In English History.

  • ebook
  • 464 pages
  • The Lady in the Tower The Fall of Anne Boleyn
  • Alison Weir
  • English
  • 05 August 2017
  • 9780345519788

About the Author: Alison Weir

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Alison Weir is a British writer of history books for the general public, mostly in the form of biographies about British kings and queens, and of historical fiction Before becoming an author, Weir worked as a teacher of children with special needs She received her formal training in history at teacher training



10 thoughts on “The Lady in the Tower The Fall of Anne Boleyn

  1. says:

    The Part of the Review In Which the Reviewer Rambles About Herself and Not the Book She s Reviewing Lately, I like to insist that I liked the Tudors before they were cool yes, I am a history hipster This isn t true, of course people have been fascinated by the Tudors since the Victorian Age But it is true that I was obsessed with this messed up family long before Philippa Gregory jumped on the bandwagon Karen Cushman was my gateway author into historic fiction in 4th grade, and it must have been soon after that that I first read about the Tudors my first historic fiction book about them was either about Mary Boleyn or Mary Tudor, but they both shared two things Anne Boleyn was heavily featured, and lord was she an evil conniving bitch Naturally, I was intrigued I found a historic fiction book from Anne s perspective, devoured it, and then read three Then I read about Elizabeth Then Mary Boleyn again Then Anne Then Elizabeth Repeat ad nauseum until I discover legit nonfiction history books, and learn how much the fictional accounts of these women s lives got wrong Example No one really knows for sure what order the Boleyn kid...

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    Alison Weir openly admits in this book that her interest in history began with the dramatic story of Anne Boleyn s fall This was the first account that was not a biography of Anne Boleyn, but concentrated just on her arrest and execution a period of just four months, which would see not only Anne Boleyn beheaded, but also her brother and four other men, accused with her This fascinating, and detailed, account, begins with a May Day joust in 1536 at Greenwich Although Anne had obviously had concerns, and had heard rumours that Henry was possibly thinking of replacing her with Jane Seymour, for example, it is doubtful that she realised how serious the plots against her were She could not have imagined, when Henry left the joust, that she would never see him again Three months earlier, on the 29th January, Anne had a miscarriage Her seeming inability to give Henry the son he craved, the King s infatuation with Jane Seymour, the enemies she made within the Court, especially with Cromwell and the Duke of Norfolk, her unpopularity with the people and numerous other events all helped lead to her downfall Alison Weir goes through every possible reason that led to the unprecedented events that followed the arrest, trial and beheading of a Queen Whatever your own views on what happened and whether the Queen was the victim of a plot, or that there were possible charges to answer, Weir takes you through all the evidence used against the Queen It was c...

  3. says:

    Read this several months ago, but found the audio at my library and just had to read it again.

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    In this non fiction book her 5th on the Tudors , Weir zeros in on the last 3 months of the life of Anne Boleyn, arguably the most fascinating of Henry VIII s six wives Anne, as most English history buffs know, was beheaded after failing to produce the one and only thing desired of a royal spouse a living son but there was much, much to her story then her inability to bare an heir Weir expands on the last days of Anne, and covers information not available in her former book, The Six Wives of Henry VIII We see the machinations of Anne s detractors and enemies to bring about the desired end result How Henry, who once desired her enough to bring down the foundations of the Catholic Church in England to have her, now cast her aside on the belief of trumped up charges of adultery, incest and treason.Weir is a prodigious researcher, and although she like many other researchers has her headstrong pet theories and noted biases, I can always count on her to serve up a well written, well documented and interesting dish on the lives, loves, triumphs and foibles of the long deceased greats from English history especially those rascally, larger then life Tudors.Under Weir s deft hand, you gain a deeper understanding for the motivations good and bad of the noted personalities of the day Henry, Cromwell, Mary, The Duke of Norfolk, and Lord Rochford Weir lays out at the end some of the ramifications...

  6. says:

    After some very meticulous research, Alison Weir has delivered a well balanced portrayal of the first English queen who was beheaded She brings to light first person accounts of an event that was so s...

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    I ve been reading Weir for years I ve read almost all of her books The two I haven t read yet, I have, and they are in my TBR pile I picked up The Lady in the Tower at my local BJs which sometimes has the most wonderful books There is something about the Tudors, and it shouldn t surprise that most of Weir s non fiction, and all of her fiction connects to this royal family I first grew interested in the Tudors because I loved Renaissance English Literature The Tudors are the ultimate soap opera, until Showtime made them a soap opera No matter how good looking Rhys Myers is, I can t watch it I keep clenching my teeth The Tudors make soap opera because there are the stock characters, the stock myths It isn t surprising that both historians and readers keep returning to them This is Weir s best book Period It is one of the best books about Anne Boleyn Ives book is the best, but it is very dry Weir doesn t focus on Anne s whole life instead she focuses on the events leading up and including Anne s trial and execution Because of this, if you are totally unfamiliar with Henry VIII and his wives, I would suggest reading any of the biograph...

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    Anne Boleyn is probably top 2 in my list of favorite historical personages It s hard to find info about Anne Boleyn that I don t already know from being obsessed with her, and Weir did a great job of providing me with new information about Anne s trial and fall She also gives b...

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    I always enjoy Alison Weir s books, although I do tend to read them with a certain amount of reserve as she does have a tendency toward bias She writes with a very clear, intelligent style, and her books are always a pleasure to read but as I said, I always read them with a pinch of salt in store, and this one is no exception.Anne Boleyn is one of the most fascinating and probably most mythologised figures of the Tudor period Indeed, the whole history of Henry VIII often gets reduced to mythology, little than the divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived rhyme that every schoolchild grows up knowing This book covers the brief period of Anne s fall in incredible detail, analysing the evidence of her guilt and finding on the whole that Anne was the victim of dynastic manoeuvring and was quite probably blameless, of these crimes, at least.My main criticism of this book is the whitewashing of Henry VIII, the absolving of almost any blame Weir heaps most of the blame for Anne s downfall and execution on Cromwell, arguing that Henry was mostly reacting to the trumped up evidence he was shown, believing what he wanted to believe I personally find it hard to believe that a man such as Henry VIII, a man so wilful and dominant that he deliberately and with full knowledge of his actions isolated England from Europe, broke with Rome, turned his country upside down, dissolved the monasteries, executed a large swathe of English nobility, threatened t...

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