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The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn - Robin Maxwell
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn
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In this "energetic" (Kirkus Reviews) re-creation of Anne Boleyn's tragic life -- and death -- Robin Maxwell offers a pitch-perfect version of a bawdy and exuberant time filled with lust, betrayal, love, and murder. When the young Queen Elizabeth I is entrusted with Anne Boleyn's secret diary,... show more
In this "energetic" (Kirkus Reviews) re-creation of Anne Boleyn's tragic life -- and death -- Robin Maxwell offers a pitch-perfect version of a bawdy and exuberant time filled with lust, betrayal, love, and murder. When the young Queen Elizabeth I is entrusted with Anne Boleyn's secret diary, she discovers a great deal about the much-maligned mother she never knew. And on learning the truth about her lascivious and despotic father, Henry VIII, she vows never to relinquish control to any man. But this avowal doesn't prevent Elizabeth from pursuing a torrid love affair with her horsemaster, Robin Dudley -- described with near-shocking candor -- as too are Anne's graphic trysts with a very persistent and lustful Henry. Blending a historian's attention to accuracy with a novelist's artful rendering, Maxwell weaves compelling descriptions of court life and devastating portraits of actual people into her naughty, page-turning tale. The result is a masterpiece of historical fiction -- so prophetic of our time that one would think it were ripped from today's headlines.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684849690 (0684849690)
ASIN: 684849690
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 281
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Secret Diary Of Anne Boleyn
An interesting intrepretation of the life and death of Anne Boleyn, made all the more interesting by the fact that I'm also watching a slightly different interpretation of the story in "The Tudors". This story tells of a diary found and given to Queen Elizabeth who reads it and finds some wisdom ...
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5.0 The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn was a fascinating take on the connection between two of history’s most memorable women, two Queens and a mother and daughter.Anne gave the diary into safekeeping and it was presented to Elizabeth at the beginning of her reign. Anne describes the events of her life be...
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