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The Anne Boleyn Collection: The Real Truth about the Tudors: A collection of fascinating articles on Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII and Tudor history [Paperback]

Claire Ridgway
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Book Description

16 Feb 2012
  • Should Anne Boleyn be pardoned and reburied as Queen?
  • Anne Boleyn and "The Other Boleyn Girl".
  • Did Anne Boleyn dig her own grave?
  • The Six Wives’ stereotypes - are they right?
  • Did Anne Boleyn commit incest with her brother?
"The Anne Boleyn Collection" brings together the most popular articles from top Tudor website The Anne Boleyn Files. Articles which have provoked discussion and debate. Articles that people have found fascinating. Written in Claire's easy-going style, but with an emphasis on good history and sound research, these articles are perfect reading for Tudor history lovers everywhere. Discover the REAL truth about the Tudors

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Product details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (16 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470038161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470038168
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Claire Ridgway is the author of the best-selling books ON THIS DAY IN TUDOR HISTORY, THE FALL OF ANNE BOLEYN: A COUNTDOWN and THE ANNE BOLEYN COLLECTION, as well as INTERVIEWS WITH INDIE AUTHORS: TOP TIPS FROM SUCCESSFUL SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS. Claire's latest release is THE ANNE BOLEYN COLLECTION II. Claire was also involved in the English translation and editing of Edmond Bapst's 19th century French biography of George Boleyn and Henry Howard, now available as TWO GENTLEMAN POETS AT THE COURT OF HENRY VIII.

Claire worked in education and freelance writing before creating The Anne Boleyn Files history website and becoming a full-time history researcher, blogger and author. The Anne Boleyn Files is known for its historical accuracy and Claire's mission to get to the truth behind Anne Boleyn's story. Her writing is easy-to-read and conversational, and readers often comment on how reading Claire's books is like having a coffee with her and chatting about history.

Claire is a best-selling indie author and loves connecting with Tudor history fans, and helping authors and aspiring authors.

To find her on the web, please visit:
www.theanneboleynfiles.com
www.claireridgway.com
www.interviewswithindieauthors.com.

Claire is also on Twitter (@anneboleynfiles or @authorinterview) and Facebook (theanneboleynfiles and InterviewsWithIndieAuthors).

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About the Author

Claire Ridgway is a writer, researcher and Tudor history detective with a deep knowledge and love of everything about the Boleyn family and the time of the Tudors. She is well known and respected for her two Tudor websites www.theanneboleynfiles.com and www.elizabethfiles.com which contain in-depth research about the period and which promote historical authenticity. Claire is also active in running an exclusive members website with all of the latest research about Anne Boleyn and her family. Claire currently lives up a mountain in Southern Spain, but grew up near to Stratford-upon-Avon where she was surrounded by Tudor history. Claire is Tudor obsessed, and makes no apologies for it.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Will we ever know... 6 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
"The Real Truth....." but only as the author sees it; and that does not make her opinion a factual account of Anne Boleyn's life and times. As the author says, often, we may never know etc etc.

The book is quite simply a collection of blogposts from her website, and quotes from other, more academic, reasoning books by, e.g. Eric Ives and Alison Weir.

One more thing. An awful lot of print is dedicated to tearing apart a work of historical fiction, The Other Boleyn Girl" by Phillipa Gregory. That there are questionable actions in the story is well known...but surely to spend forever repeating "it's not so" followed by "!!!!!!!!" lends "The Real Truth" an air of footstamping tirade.

I obtained this book through Kindle for free. Had I paid £8 for it, I, too, would have had a footstamping tirade-but not about Phillipa Gregory!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK -but....... 25 Mar 2013
By Molls
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Like most people,I would like to know what really happened ........... this book spends more time castigating other authors than in telling it like it was!
It is repetitive , repetitive, repetitive with no genuine structure until it comes to the resume of other people involved in her story.
One keeps reading in hope of getting really new information. None is forthcoming in my view.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I love myself 16 Dec 2013
By TC
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This scribble was all about self gratification by the author and her belief that she knows better than anyone about this period of history. I gave up before she awarded herself with the Nobel prize for history. I should never had bought this diatribe; a waste of money and time.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and Readable 25 Jun 2012
By Nimrod
Format:Paperback
This is a volume based on Claire Ridgway's many articles and posts on the life and times of Anne Boleyn that were originally published on her website, theanneboleynfiles over a period of some years. It is wonderful to have so many of them in one place like this - as there's nothing quite like having a real book to dip into! The author is a tireless advocate and supporter of England's ill-fated queen - the main thrust of her argument having always been that Anne Boleyn herself was innocent of most, if not all, of the extravagant list of charges brought against her by the Council of Henry VIII in 1536. The charm, wit and enthusiasm of the writing and her unique, friendly style has won Claire many friends and supporters on the internet during the time she has been writing on this subject (and on Tudor times generally), and it is not difficult to understand why when reading her work. Recommended for anyone seeking an accessible and readable introduction to the Tudor political and social landscape and especially concerning the six wives of Henry VIII.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well-researched 3 Jan 2014
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the author clearly cares deeply about Anne Boleyn, and has done extensive research. The problem for me perhaps lies in that it was originally written as a blog, and is therefore more informal and opinionated than I like. Also the author seems obsessed with proving Philippa Gregory wrong, which is not endearing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars In her opinion.... 29 Dec 2013
By Max Fel
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It has to be said that this book is an easy read. However it's all just the authors opinions. It's very repetitive and bits seem like†angry rants. It's seems if the opinion of another author or historian differs from the author it must be wrong.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How Enjoyable 6 April 2012
By Miss P
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I really enjoyed reading the facts as seen through the eyes of many renowned historians as well as allowing the reader to make up their own mind about various perceptions of historical novelists. Claire has obviously spent many many hours on her own research and presents the facts without insistence that she is right. I like being treated as an intelligent person able to assimilate information to enable me to make up my own mind about the real truth. Hooray for authors like Claire who make history a subject to be enjoyed. Thank you
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well recommended 13 Nov 2013
By Blue
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Thoroughly absorbing and intriguing book with all its anecdotes, I loved the detail and the way the author gets to more of the facts and details, showing your preconceived ideas of Anne Boleyn are fashioned by programmes such as the Tudors or novels like the Other Boleyn girl

Would heartily recommend the book to history buffs or just interested parties, am ordering the other collection for xmas!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I really enjoyed these articles, they are putting across the true Anne Boleyn, through historical evidence, not how things have been dramatized on tv and film. Read more
Published 4 days ago by tweetypie 321
1.0 out of 5 stars appalling writing. never seen more exclamation marks in a book.
not so much dissapointed as horrified that such a book could be published. too much criticism of other Tudor books with no good reason. Read more
Published 1 month ago by sandra jane watson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good research. But gives own opinion
The collection is exactly what the author states it is, the best articles brought together from her excellent website, using both primary and secondary historical sources to back... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bandit Queen
1.0 out of 5 stars Amateurish!
Very amateurish book. I was disappointed as a lot of it is speculations,rubbishing other published writers and historians. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Virginie
3.0 out of 5 stars Ummmm. . . . . .
If she'd written it more like a book and less like a 'Blog!' it would have been better, and significantly less '!!!!!' would also have been a plus!;/
Published 1 month ago by Maureen Spiller
4.0 out of 5 stars A well written, none biased book that seeks to promote the real Anne...
I've followed Claire's blog and the Facebook page for the blog for a while now and was recently bought this book for my birthday. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Victoria Harley
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much opinion, too little fact
The writer seems unable to understand the difference between history and historical novel. She seems convinced that Philippa Gregory has blackened Anne's character and appears to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by struggling
4.0 out of 5 stars Anne Boleyn for beginners...
I must confess to finding Tudor history confusing with so many different people all with similar names,e. Read more
Published 3 months ago by severnsquare
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Thought the book was filling detail wanted to keep reading as so many interesting facts and this book is exactly how I feel about Anne Boleyn. Read more
Published 3 months ago by sian
3.0 out of 5 stars narrative
This book was informative and interesting but is more like a collection of quotes from other books. The author seems to be very critical of Phillipa Gregory's Tudor novel, which is... Read more
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