The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Drawing on myriad sources from the Tudor era, bestselling author Alison Weir provides the first book ever to examine, in unprecedented depth, the gripping story of Anne Boleyn’s final days. The Lady in the Tower explores the motives and intrigues of those who helped to seal the queen’s fate,... show more
Drawing on myriad sources from the Tudor era, bestselling author Alison Weir provides the first book ever to examine, in unprecedented depth, the gripping story of Anne Boleyn’s final days. The Lady in the Tower explores the motives and intrigues of those who helped to seal the queen’s fate, unraveling the tragic tale of Anne’s fall, from her miscarriage of the son who would have saved her to the final, dramatic scene on the scaffold. What emerges is an extraordinary portrayal of a woman of great courage, tested to the extreme by the terrible plight in which she found herself, a powerful queen whose enemies were bent on utterly destroying her. Horrifying but captivating, The Lady in the Tower presents the full array of evidence of Anne Boleyn’s guilt—and innocence. Only in Alison Weir’s capable hands can readers learn the truth about the fate of one of the most influential and fascinating figures in English history.Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Publish date: December 21st 2010
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Biography Memoir
, European History
, 16th Century
Gosh, I am having bad luck with all these non-fiction books. This year I have not finished any non-fiction books that I started. Let me be very clear; I did not give up because it was bad. I read up to page 207 and I very much liked it. But I have to return it to my local library because I have rene...
This was a great in-depth look at the fall of Anne Boleyn. I see that she was almost certainly innocent of all crimes against her, and may have been rhesus negative, which explains why only her oldest child, Elizabeth, survived. I will definitely have to read more of Weir's work, as she is a fantast...
blurbs - 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 th...
This turned out far better than I thought it would be. I particularly liked the background on the men who were convicted with Anne, and Cromwell's associations with them. For the complete review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_The_Lady_in_the_Tower_The_Final_Days_of_Anne_Boleyn_A...
Many books have been written on the Tudors, not least on Henry VIII's notorious second queen, Anne Boleyn. Weir revisits her subject with a closer focus, writing primarily on the last four months of Anne's life in 1536. I'm a huge fan of Anne--I've even toyed with getting a tattoo of her signature...