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The Boleyns: The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Family
 
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The Boleyns: The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Family [Kindle Edition]

David Loades
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'Neither Starkey nor Weir has the assurance and command of Loades' SIMON HEFFER, LITERARY REVIEW --Simon Heffer, Literary Review

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'Neither Starkey nor Weir has the assurance and command of Loades' SIMON HEFFER, LITERARY REVIEW --Simon Heffer, Literary Review

A magnificent tale of family rivalry and intrigue set against Henry VIII's court. The fall of Anne Boleyn and her brother George is the classic drama of the Tudor era. The Boleyns had long been an influential English family. Sir Edward Boleyn had been Lord Mayor of London. His grandson, Sir Thomas had inherited wealth and position, and through the sexual adventures of his daughters, Mary and Anne, ascended to the peak of influence at court. The three Boleyn children formed a faction of their own, making many enemies: and when those enemies secured Henry VIII's ear, they brought down the entire family in blood and disgrace. George, Lord Rochfort, left no children. Mary left a son by her husband, William Carey - Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon. Anne left a daughter, Elizabeth I - so like her in many ways and a sexual politician without rival.

The Kindle Edition of "The Boleyns" includes 50 illustrations (25 colour).

About the Author

David Loades is Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales. He has written sixteen books on the Tudors, including: HENRY VIII ('David Loades is one of our finest Tudor historians' ALISON WEIR, 'David Loades, veteran commentator on Tudor England, here presents a portrait of the Tudor Stalin, who fascinated his people as much as he terrified them. We are happily exempt from the terror at a safe distance of five centuries, but the life of the king who wanted to be larger than life retains its absorbing drama. (DIARMAID MACCULLOCH), MARY TUDOR, THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII ('I warmly recommend this book' ALISON WEIR), ELIZABETH I ('Succeeds in depicting her to us as a real woman - a very good book' LITERARY REVIEW, 'Readable, searching and wise' NEW STATESMAN, 'Everything a scholarly biography should be, and a good read too' DR RICHARD REX), THE CHRONICLE OF THE TUDOR KINGS, THE CHRONICLE OF THE TUDOR QUEENS, THE REIGN OF MARY TUDOR, THE FIGHTING TUDORS, THE MAKING OF THE TUDOR NAVY, THE TUDOR QUEENS, and HENRY VIII: COURT, CHURCH & CONFLICT. He is currently writing a major new history of the kings and queens of England also for Amberley Publishing. He lives in Burford in Oxfordshire.
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