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Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous Whore'

Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous Whore'

Author: Alison Weir
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Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret. In this, the first full-length biography of Mary Boleyn, Alison Weir explodes much of the mythology that surrounds her subject's notoriety. Her extensive research gives us a new and detailed portrayal, revealing Mary as one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. From the internationally bestselling author of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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The first full-scale biography of Mary Boleyn, one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age, by the UK's bestselling female historian, Alison Weir

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A comprehensive exploration of the myth surrounding her subject Sunday Times Gripping Independent on Sunday Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history -- Frank McLynn Independent Weir is particularly good at piecing together historical mysteries, and this penetrating portrait of a much-misunderstood woman set against the riveting background of the Tudor court is a real eye opener Good Book Guide

Author description

Alison Weir was born in London and now resides in Surrey. Before becoming a published author in 1989, she was a civil servant, then a housewife and mother. From 1991 to 1997, whilst researching and writing books, she ran a school for children with learning difficulties before taking up writing full-time. Her fourteen history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Lancaster and York, Children of England , Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine , Mary, Queen of Scots, Henry VIII: King and Court, Isabella, Katherine Swynford and, most recently Lady in the Tower. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099546481
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage
  • : June 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 942.052092
  • : 400
  • : Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • : Alison Weir
  • : Paperback