Saturday, 9 February 2013

'Anne Boleyn The Queen of Controversy' by Lacey Baldwin Smith

 
 
Release date: 28th March 2013
Published by: Amberley Publisheing
ISBN No: 978 1445610238
 
 
The story of Anne Boleyn goes to the root of all history; what makes an individual or event memorable to later generations? Anne is an exceptional case for her life was a double helix intertwining extraordinary human drama with profound historical crisis. A young lady of no particular importance or talents - she was neither a great beauty or a captivating charmer - married a man who turned out to be England's most notorious monarchy, and then three years later she was publically executed for treason, accused of quadruple adultery and incest. Mistress Boleyn was the crucial catalyst for three of the most important events in modern history: the break with Rome and the English Reformation, the advent of the nation state, and the birth of a daughter whose 43 years on the throne stand as England's most spectacular literary and political success story. Remove Anne and the Reformation as we know it today would not have taken place; remove Anne and Elizabeth I would not have existed at all. Anne Boleyn stands as a monument to the truth that there is nothing consistent in history except the unexpected.
 
 
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1 comment:

  1. I always love books about Anne Boleyn. I haven't heard of this one before, but I'm going to check it out on Goodreads. Thanks for sharing!

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