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By Alison Weir

In this moment novel of Alison Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens sequence, the acclaimed writer and historian weaves fascinating new study into the tale of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s such a lot notorious spouse, a lady prior to her time whose very life—and death—forever replaced a nation.

Born right into a noble English family members, Anne is simply while she is distributed from her family’s Hever fort to serve on the royal courtroom of the Netherlands. This strategic movement at the a part of her opportunistic father additionally turns into an opportunity for the woman to develop and notice herself. There, and later in France, Anne prospers, who prefer to take in the works of revolutionary writers instead of perform courtly flirtations. She additionally starts to appreciate the inequalities and indignities suffered through her gender.

Anne isn’t thoroughly inured to the longings of the center, yet her strong relatives has formidable plans for her destiny that override any needs of her personal. whilst 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 carried out an affair together with her sister, Mary. Anne’s rejection in simple terms intensifies Henry’s pursuit, yet within the absence of a male heir—and given an getting older Queen Katherine—the chance to raise and shield the Boleyn relations, and to unique vengeance on her green with envy detractors, is just too tempting for Anne to withstand, at the same time it proves to be her undoing.

whereas heritage tells of ways Anne Boleyn died, this compelling new novel unearths how absolutely she lived.

Praise for Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obession

“This is a gorgeous, attractive, accomplished and convincing novel. . . . Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession is necessary, page-turning biographical fiction, hauntingly and wonderfully informed in first-person narrative. it truly is psychologically penetrating and filled with excellent, vibrant scenes. [Alison] Weir’s characterisation is excellent, and this advanced novel could be, surely, the most sought after works of ancient fiction of 2017.”Historical Novels Review

“[Weir] explores Anne’s impacts and motivations, making a multifaceted portrait of an bold girl who reluctantly accedes to Henry’s courtship and later acts out of desperation to guard herself and her daughter, Elizabeth. Even readers who recognize Anne’s tale good should still achieve insights from this revealing novel.”Booklist

“A richly particular rendering of the time-honored Tudor drama . . . Weir brings massive services to her portrait of Anne as ‘a incorrect yet very human heroine, a girl of serious ambition, idealism and braveness’ . . . [and] vividly depicts court docket life.”Kirkus Reviews

“A well-written and fast paced novel that are meant to entice lovers of Tudor-era fiction searching for a clean examine one of many period’s most well-liked protagonists . . . Weir’s Anne, an highbrow and impressive girl hugely attracted to the most recent wondering either faith and women’s social roles, matches in good with the hot impulse in either scholarship and fiction to reclaim Anne from being portrayed as simply a manipulative temptress and cold-hearted homewrecker. Anne within the years prior to she catches Henry’s eye is very interesting.”Library Journal

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