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The Anne Boleyn Collection - The Real Truth about the Tudors by [Ridgway, Claire]
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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1900 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MadeGlobal Publishing; 1 edition (15 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00797QXB2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 103 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87,475 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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"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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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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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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Absolute rubbish. The person who wrote this (she does not deserve the title 'author') should not be proud, as she has clearly done little research herself. I was anticipating some new information regarding this subject but found a badly written collection of very short articles, some of which pick apart the works of others. I find this both unnacceptable and unnecessary. A huge disappointment.
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This book has lots of !!!!! these!!!!
Claire Ridgway spends a lot of time slatting other authors such as Phillipa Gregory in an unkind and offensive manor.
She tries to give the impression that she knows so much about the Tudors, yet a lot of her research is based on other people's work.
She is biased towards Anne Boleyn and therefore this affects her writing and stops her being objective.
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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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I feel too much time is taken up denigrating another author, who, actually does have a phd so, is not an enthusiastic amauter, which I feel possibly Miss Ridgeway is. Nevertheless, this does not detract from her research and obvious passion for the subject, however, I certainly would not use her work as a reference in an academic essay. People who use the writers of historical fiction as a basis for historical fact are just lazy and do not understand their subject. Whilst a lot of historical fiction has its roots in historical fact, sources should always be checked.
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