Jane Boleyn

Jane Boleyn

The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford

Book - 2007
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Exposes the inner sanctum of court life during the reign of Henry VIII through the eyes and ears of Jane Boleyn, wife of George Boleyn and sister-in-law to Queen Anne Boleyn. Jane emerges as a courageous spirit, a modern woman forced by circumstances to fend for herself in a privileged but vicious world.--From source other than Library of Congress.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345485410
0345485416
Characteristics: xviii, 379 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm

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steph_peregrine
Jun 22, 2012

I wasn't sure at first if this was a novel or nonfiction; it's written in a very narrative voice from Jane's point of view. Lots of "Jane must have felt this way" and "Perhaps Jane thought that...," which feels pretty speculative and unsubstantiated. If you've read any other recent books about Jane Boleyn, this one doesn't really have anything new to say, but if you're itching for a Tudor fix, it's not bad.

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KarenW
Aug 18, 2008

From what history has told us, Jane Boleyn was the tattle tale that sent her husband and sister-in-law, the queen, to their deaths. Supposedly she rejoiced at their demise! And she supported the incest charges against her husband. But the true story is something completely different! This fascinating read is so well documented that I now believe that Jane Boleyn was done a great injustice for the last 450 years.

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budster
Aug 04, 2008

If you enjoy Phillippa Gregory books - the Othery Boleyn springs to mind, you will be entertained by this non fiction account of Jane Boleyn. I've read many books about the life and times of Henry VIII and his wives and so found this account of someone within the inner circle but not one of the main characters, an interesting read. I found myself forgetting this was a non-fiction book at many points meaning it doesn't read like a dull history tome.

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