Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession

Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession

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Book - 2017
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Henry VIII is risking his marriage and the political strategies of Cardinal Wolsey in his obsession to marry Anne Boleyn, who does not welcome the king's advances and loathes the cardinal for breaking her betrothal to Harry Percy.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101966518
1101966513
Branch Call Number: FIC WEIR
Characteristics: 541 pages : illustration.

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Sam_Str
May 16, 2018

As someone who has been a voracious researcher of the Tudors since middle school and graduated with a degree in History from college, I was disappointed in this book and the author. Anne Boleyn was a complex, intelligent woman who deserved better than to be treated so flimsily. She was flirtatious, witty, loyal, as well as ambitious. I find it unsettling when a writer of historical fiction shows such clear disdain for the individual she's writing about. When an author writes with obvious bias of their subject (particularly when it's someone who actually existed), the results are often disappointing. There seemed to be a lack of research done (for example, Anne only had a brother and sister, not multiple brothers and a sister), and it makes me cringe to see such a well-regarded writer as Weir take the character of Anne in such a predictable, already-done direction.

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Vickyfreiman
Aug 10, 2017

Amazing! So descriptive, I was lost in the story. Cannot wait for her next book to come out.

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singasong70
Jun 29, 2017

Excellent!
Although it tells you more than you'd like to know about what it's like to be beheaded, which doesn't come 'til the end so that's a mercy.

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