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2.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, 29 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: The Boleyns: The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Family (Hardcover)
If you know absolutely nothing about the Boleyns, then this book would be a good starting point. If, however, you're looking for something with more meat, then don't bother to buy this. David Loades just writes a series of interconnected essays that flit backwards and forwards in time. There is very little about Catherine Carey, almost nothing about Anne's mother Elizabeth and actually not that much about Anne herself. But there's plenty of rehashed history and wandering away from the family. Difficult to imagine how to make the Boleyns boring, but Loades has succeeded brilliantly. Alison Weir's biography of Mary Boleyn is a much better researched book and better written. Loades' book even has a wide range of typographical errors and grammatical howlers.
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Initial post: 23 Jun 2012 17:30:04 BDT
ccpb59 says:
I can only agree with the review above. Having enjoyed other books by Loades, 'The Boleyns' was a huge disappointment primarily because of the lack of significant detail and its, at times, breathless style. As for the number of errors within the text...
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