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Anne Boleyn * * *Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Anne Boleyn is most likely the best-known of Henry VIII’s six wives; she is also the most controversial. History has represented Anne as either a whore or a martyr. The true story, however, is far more complex. Inside you will read about... ✓ Early Life a Anne Boleyn * * *Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Anne Boleyn is most likely the best-known of Henry VIII’s six wives; she is also the most controversial. History has represented Anne as either a whore or a martyr. The true story, however, is far more complex. Inside you will read about... ✓ Early Life as a Lady-in-waiting ✓ The King’s Great Matter ✓ Anne Ascends the Throne ✓ Another Birth, Another Tragedy ✓ Trial and Execution And much more! Henry VIII of England pursued Anne Boleyn for seven years while he was battling for an annulment from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Catherine had failed to provide Henry with a male heir to the throne, so the king looked to Catherine’s maid of honor, Anne Boleyn, to secure his Tudor lineage. When Anne also failed to give birth to a son, her fate was sealed. She was charged with multiple counts of adultery during a trial everyone agreed was a sham. Found guilty, Anne Boleyn was beheaded immediately afterward and placed in an unmarked grave. Her death served to reveal the true horror dispensed to wives who displeased their royal husbands.


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Anne Boleyn * * *Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Anne Boleyn is most likely the best-known of Henry VIII’s six wives; she is also the most controversial. History has represented Anne as either a whore or a martyr. The true story, however, is far more complex. Inside you will read about... ✓ Early Life a Anne Boleyn * * *Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Anne Boleyn is most likely the best-known of Henry VIII’s six wives; she is also the most controversial. History has represented Anne as either a whore or a martyr. The true story, however, is far more complex. Inside you will read about... ✓ Early Life as a Lady-in-waiting ✓ The King’s Great Matter ✓ Anne Ascends the Throne ✓ Another Birth, Another Tragedy ✓ Trial and Execution And much more! Henry VIII of England pursued Anne Boleyn for seven years while he was battling for an annulment from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Catherine had failed to provide Henry with a male heir to the throne, so the king looked to Catherine’s maid of honor, Anne Boleyn, to secure his Tudor lineage. When Anne also failed to give birth to a son, her fate was sealed. She was charged with multiple counts of adultery during a trial everyone agreed was a sham. Found guilty, Anne Boleyn was beheaded immediately afterward and placed in an unmarked grave. Her death served to reveal the true horror dispensed to wives who displeased their royal husbands.

30 review for Anne Boleyn: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    Katie Roman

    I normally like these books, but the inaccuracy in the first pages made me stop with this one. Anne Boleyn was not sent to the French court at six. She was part of Margaret of Austria's court for several years before going to France. Her time in Margaret's household is thought to have influenced her greatly. I normally like these books, but the inaccuracy in the first pages made me stop with this one. Anne Boleyn was not sent to the French court at six. She was part of Margaret of Austria's court for several years before going to France. Her time in Margaret's household is thought to have influenced her greatly.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kara

    A short biography that acts as a quick and easy introduction for someone who doesn't know the subject matter well and isn't interested in getting into the nitty-gritty of primary sources. A short biography that acts as a quick and easy introduction for someone who doesn't know the subject matter well and isn't interested in getting into the nitty-gritty of primary sources.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl Prince

    I love this period in history and no matter how much I have read about, I still love to read more. I was fairly disappointed with this though as it contained some irrelevant information. How Henry VIII became king is unimportant in relation to Anne Boleyn and, even more unimportant, was Henry VII's tenuous claim to the throne. All in all, this felt like a chance to have a dig at the Tudor Kings rather than a historical telling of Anne's life. That, added to the fact that this wasn't entirely accur I love this period in history and no matter how much I have read about, I still love to read more. I was fairly disappointed with this though as it contained some irrelevant information. How Henry VIII became king is unimportant in relation to Anne Boleyn and, even more unimportant, was Henry VII's tenuous claim to the throne. All in all, this felt like a chance to have a dig at the Tudor Kings rather than a historical telling of Anne's life. That, added to the fact that this wasn't entirely accurate made for pretty poor reading of what should have been an extremely interesting subject.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

    Not always accurate.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    There was a lot of information in this book that was thoughtfully and fairly presented. One of the first points the book made is history is written by the victor, and Anne was definitely not the victor. Anne was executed with haste after a sham trial, no artwork of her remains, her love letters to Henry were destroyed, her daughter Elizabeth was declared illegitimate, her brother and four other men were executed - each supposedly because of his relationship with Anne. We can not rely on the hist There was a lot of information in this book that was thoughtfully and fairly presented. One of the first points the book made is history is written by the victor, and Anne was definitely not the victor. Anne was executed with haste after a sham trial, no artwork of her remains, her love letters to Henry were destroyed, her daughter Elizabeth was declared illegitimate, her brother and four other men were executed - each supposedly because of his relationship with Anne. We can not rely on the history that was written about Anne, we can only look at the hard facts. Anne resisted Henry's sexual advances for nine years until their marriage. She bore him a daughter. This was followed with several miscarriages in her struggle to give Henry a son and heir. When she was unable to give birth to a live infant boy, Henry was desperate to get rid of her, and get rid of her he did by having her escorted to the gallows. I thought the writing in this short biography was good. The information was well organized and easy to follow. In the end I felt I learned a lot. The reason I am giving this book four stars and not five is because some of the information was repeated in a couple places but all in all this book is worth the read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    I enjoyed this short history of Anne Boleyn although there are some historical errors. I had no idea Anne keep him waiting until they could get married before she would have sex with him and it took over 7 years. It was all very romantic at first but he really wasn't a very nice person I don't think! I also never knew her sister had an affair with him. It seems there is some question about her role in the Reformation. It appears to me she was part of it both directly and indirectly. For sure his I enjoyed this short history of Anne Boleyn although there are some historical errors. I had no idea Anne keep him waiting until they could get married before she would have sex with him and it took over 7 years. It was all very romantic at first but he really wasn't a very nice person I don't think! I also never knew her sister had an affair with him. It seems there is some question about her role in the Reformation. It appears to me she was part of it both directly and indirectly. For sure his lust for Anne was a part of what caused Henry VIII to split from the Catholic Church. It also seems she might have helped more directly in supporting the reformers and smuggling Protestant's Bibles into England. No matter, he daughter Elisabeth I finished it. What they did to poor Anne to get rid of her was terrible. They accused her of everything they could make up of and it was all lies!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Crawford

    Anne Boleyn was one of the many wives of Henry VIII. Her job was to provide male children for him but that didn't quite work out for her. Henry VIII's patience was rather limited and she ended up loosing her head over it all. One of the things I didn't know about her was that after her death there was an effort basically to eliminate all traces of her. Her letters were destroyed along with any other traces of her. It's was bad enough that is why there are no paintings of her from that time. She wa Anne Boleyn was one of the many wives of Henry VIII. Her job was to provide male children for him but that didn't quite work out for her. Henry VIII's patience was rather limited and she ended up loosing her head over it all. One of the things I didn't know about her was that after her death there was an effort basically to eliminate all traces of her. Her letters were destroyed along with any other traces of her. It's was bad enough that is why there are no paintings of her from that time. She was accused of having many lovers basically on trumped up materials. The book goes into her young life, her early relationship with Henry VIII and her having to give up the guy she really wanted to have married. Another thing I learned was that he had tens of thousands of people executed. The book also goes into his split with the Catholic Church and what they led to. It's a pretty interesting book and gives a little more insight on Henry VIII's psychological state at the time.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Gleckler Clark

    A True Queen Among Many. Of all the wives (six of them) that Henry the eighth had, most certainly Anne Boleyn is the one we most think of. For many years at court as a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon must have been filled with much pump and circumstance. But once she said her mind on Henry the eighth, she made her self attracted to him from a far. Ultimately he could not wait to officially make her Queen of England. Though he turned against her in the end because she did not dare him a so A True Queen Among Many. Of all the wives (six of them) that Henry the eighth had, most certainly Anne Boleyn is the one we most think of. For many years at court as a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon must have been filled with much pump and circumstance. But once she said her mind on Henry the eighth, she made her self attracted to him from a far. Ultimately he could not wait to officially make her Queen of England. Though he turned against her in the end because she did not dare him a son, it’s a bit ironic that his and her daughter Elizabeth ended up becoming the most powerful monarch England has ever known. A very interesting story with much insight into Person Anne Boleyn was and how she lived during her time in King Henry VIII’s court.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Trailblazing woman This woman is fascinating. Part femme fatale, part victim. She had ambitions, her family had ambitions but none of them knew when to control themselves. They painted themselves into a corner, figuratively, and it destroyed them all. I would love to know how much they actually did and how much was slander, after the fact. History is, after all, written by the victors. Regardless, she didn't deserve what happened to her. She was a victim of her time. She wasn't getting out of tha Trailblazing woman This woman is fascinating. Part femme fatale, part victim. She had ambitions, her family had ambitions but none of them knew when to control themselves. They painted themselves into a corner, figuratively, and it destroyed them all. I would love to know how much they actually did and how much was slander, after the fact. History is, after all, written by the victors. Regardless, she didn't deserve what happened to her. She was a victim of her time. She wasn't getting out of that alive. This book did miss a lot of the highlights of her life that played a role in her upbringing.

  10. 5 out of 5

    D. E.

    An HH. Historical Rendition of Anne Boleyn (ALFBTE) HH. has penned a factual account of the life and times of Anne Boleyn who was married to the King of England and had a tumultuous marriage. She was never able to produce a male son therefore she was considered less than regal. She attempted to meet and satisfy the needs of the King of England, but was condemned to death because of malicious rumors at the age of 28. This is an excellent presentation of a woman with whom this family has a direct l An HH. Historical Rendition of Anne Boleyn (ALFBTE) HH. has penned a factual account of the life and times of Anne Boleyn who was married to the King of England and had a tumultuous marriage. She was never able to produce a male son therefore she was considered less than regal. She attempted to meet and satisfy the needs of the King of England, but was condemned to death because of malicious rumors at the age of 28. This is an excellent presentation of a woman with whom this family has a direct line in ancestry.....DEHS

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bente Guldahl Millek

    An okay book Not much new about Queen Anne Boleyns life. I had hope it contained a story of her life from she was Jorn, her childhood, her days on the Continent, her life at the english court, aftermath of her murder. Sadly is this book basically a highlight of her life period. It is not a bad book but not much in this is new news about Queen Anne Boleyn. Id not purchased it had the titlen not lured me in. Sorry.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lilly Hi Way

    Enjoyable Read This biography of Anne Boleyn is interesting and covers the main points. I would have liked a bit more discussion of her life pre-Henry VIII and afterwards. For instance was she planning to marry someone else before Henry became interested in her? What was her married life like before things turned sour with her miscarriages? Did she alienate the court with her behavior? But overall I did enjoy this brief biography of Anne.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    A remarkably well written book on the life of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England. The best bit about the book is that despite the complex context made even more complex by the enigmatic characters of the time, the author treads carefully with out any bias. The narration is riveting as the characters come alive.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rajan.Je

    An engaging n awesome read ! My inquisitiveness about Anne Boleyn became obsessive after a visit to Tower of London in 2020. This was my first read in that quest. Finished it in one go . Awesome read. Short, engaging and very informative. Is a treat for history buffs.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lucia Tobias

    Getting to know Anne I love reading about Queens, and right now I’m on a queen phase where I want to read and watch everything about whichever queen I find interesting, the life and death of Anne Boleyn had intrigued me for quite some time.

  16. 4 out of 5

    David Laflin

    A very good overall picture of the life of Anne Boleyn She is the queen you either love or hate depending on your point of view. I found this a very balanced account of her life with no particular bias either way. A few details missing which in a book this size is inevitable.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Patricia S Winchel

    Well written but nothing new I have read several books about Ann Boleyn, her sister Mary and her family. This one did not add anything new but did a sussinct job of covering this colorful time in European history. It can be read in an hour.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Janet Russell

    Good read on a tragic but remarkable queen! A great read on the life of this tragic but remarkable queen who's life was cut tragically short by her husband and king! Her only crime, marrying a blood soaked monarch Henry VIII! Good read on a tragic but remarkable queen! A great read on the life of this tragic but remarkable queen who's life was cut tragically short by her husband and king! Her only crime, marrying a blood soaked monarch Henry VIII!

  19. 4 out of 5

    susanne loss

    I learned quite alot about the times in Anne's era. I learned quite alot about the times in Anne's era.

  20. 5 out of 5

    heather

    Good quick read For a high level review of Anne Boleyns life this book works. I wouldn’t use it a resource but more an inspiration to dive deeper if one cares to.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Barry

    Not as terrible as some of these are.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michael Grenier

    Such a tragedy Very well written outline of a point in time of a beautiful ambitious woman. The story of Anne is a tragic story indeed. 5 stars!

  23. 5 out of 5

    David Parker

    Mary & Anne Boleyn ladies in waiting It was enlightening to learn of the Boleyn family. Most of my knowledge was the brief marriage of Henry and Anne terminated by decapitation.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mark Laufenberg

    I knew that I had heard the name of Anne Boleyn, but I couldn't recall anything about her. It was a short story which is fitting because she had a short life. The story still provided a lot of facts and they were presented in a way that kept it interesting. You got a pretty good idea of what it was like to live in those times. I knew that I had heard the name of Anne Boleyn, but I couldn't recall anything about her. It was a short story which is fitting because she had a short life. The story still provided a lot of facts and they were presented in a way that kept it interesting. You got a pretty good idea of what it was like to live in those times.

  25. 4 out of 5

    lynn smith

  26. 5 out of 5

    Paul Archer

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mae

  28. 4 out of 5

    Paige Rees

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ray the uncle

  30. 4 out of 5

    Daniela Rodriguez

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