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The Tudor Wife Paperback – 1 Apr 2010
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‘Classic story of a woman scorned, who is after revenge of the most bloody kind.’ Closer Magazine
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Shy, plain Lady Jane Parker feels out of place in Henry VIII's courtly world of glamour and intrigue -until she meets the handsome George Boleyn. Overjoyed when her father arranges their marriage, her joy is abruptly cut short when she meets Anne...
George Boleyn is completely devoted to his sister; and as Anne's circle of admirers grows, so does Jane's resentment. Becoming Henry's queen makes Anne the most powerful woman in England; but it also makes her vulnerable, as the King is desperate for an heir. When he begins to tire of his mercurial wife, the stage is set for the ultimate betrayal.
Encompassing the reigns of four of Henry's wives, from the doomed Anne to the reckless Katherine Howard, The Boleyn Wife is an unforgettable story of ambition and jealousy, combining the sumptuous historical detail of Philippa Gregory's novels with the lust and authenticity of the hugely successful TV series The Tudors.See all Product description
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I am very interested in Tudor history and especially the court of Henry VIII so I have a fair amount of knowledge in the subject. I acknowledge that authors often embroider the truth a bit to make a book interesting and readable and this is acceptable to a point, especially when facts about the characters are a bit thin on the ground, but this book is a complete travesty of the truth and a pack of falsehoods.
The stupid "sex" scenes, which sound like they are written by a teenage boy, add nothing to the book, other than smuttiness, but at least they are laughable. The rest of the book is just a pack of historical inaccuracies.
For example, Jane Rochford did NOT sleep with Thomas Cromwell and have a child by him. Jane Rochford did NOT cradle her husband George Boleyn's severed head in her lap and smother it with kisses fresh from the scaffold. Anne of Cleves did NOT have a lesbian affair with Katherine Howard. I could go on but I was so appalled that I gave up at this point and deleted the whole thing completely.
I would advise anyone who is a lover of Tudor history to leave this one alone.
The characters were thinly drawn, seemed to bear no real idea to the history surrounding them and the descriptions were poor I thought, all in all not a very good depiction, and I was embarrassed that I had spent money on this books, it will be going to the charity shop in 2013.
I've read a previous Emily Purdy book (Mary and Elizabeth) and that was bad, but quite amusing I thought. However this, I just wonder did she (Purdy) just throw all Tudor Characters into a book and think 'let's throw this character together with this one and see what happens'. Cromwell and Lady Rochford?
Avoid this book, unless you fancy a laugh of course!!!!!
One star and that is being EXTREMELY generous.
I have read books by this author before and enjoyed them but really didn't like this one.
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