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Another reviewer has criticised the authors for a biased picture of George Boleyn, and feels that their picture of Henry VIII 'bluff king Hal, beloved of his subjects,' is a testament to their loathing of the man - but I must disagree. The Henry Tudor who destroyed the woman he had once been obsessed by, together with men - George Boleyn and Henry Norris - who had been his closest companions - was a cruel and ruthless tyrant, not the merry Hal of his distant youth. Of course, this is too simplistic a view, and we, in the 21st century, cannot ever hope to think with the mindset of a 16th century man or woman. But this was a ground-breaking book, bringing into our orbit the scant information about a charismatic and fascinating personality, that has until now remained buried in a variety of obscure places. After reading it, I can say that George Boleyn is a man I would like to have known.
The lack of any surviving portraits of Boleyn or much in the way of letters and, crucially given the book's subtitle, his poetry, makes it difficult to flesh him out in too much detail, but both writers work with what has remained to paint a relatively convincing portrait of a headstrong but pious courtier with a passion for living and a solid mind. If George doesn't quite pop out as being as much fun as some might imagine him, it's a relief to see why he was nothing like the horror imagined in later fictional adaptations like Bring Up the Bodies or The Other Boleyn Girl.Read more ›
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Just who was George Boleyn? Was he the womanizing deviant portrayed in the Showtime series The Tudors or was he the timid fop prone to tantrums portrayed in the Other Boleyn Girl? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Adrienne Dillard
I spent two weeks getting through this book. I liked the author's other books more. But I still enjoyed it a lot because I learnt a lot about George Boleyn.Published 5 months ago by Adrianne N
Considering how little evidence is extant, this was quite an informative bookPublished 11 months ago by frances bennett
As has been noted by another reviewer, there is nothing new here.
The book is rather crass and sloppy and one gets the impression that it is just a cobbled together... Read more
An excellent, detailed account of the life of George Boleyn. Anyone interested in the life of the Tudor court under Henry VIII would find this fascinating. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mrs Jessica Butterworth
I enjoyed this book immensely. It has changed my view of George with far more facts about his life than I have come across before. I really good read.Published 20 months ago by Kathryn
If you are interested in the Boleyn Family, you should definitely read this book that charts the rise and fall of Anne’s brother, George Boleyn. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Danielle
Such a brilliant book to someone who loves Anne and George Boleyn. It raised many points I have never thought about before. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Koppie