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Meticulous account of Anne Boleyn,
This review is from: The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen (Hardcover)
Wow what a book. Like so many of the most interesting characters in history - all is not what it seems. Anne Boleyn is no exception. Susan Bordo portrays a very different Anne than that we see in tele-movies (The Tudors) and in popular fiction. She has meticulously researched her subject and discovered many inaccuracies in how Anne has been portrayed; no sixth finger, no goitre, and certainly not a shrew. Anne's character assassination is typical of that era when someone falls out of favour, history is re-written and the person painted as evil. This is a lovely mix of fiction, historical fact, and the authors insights. We worth a read.