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    DescriptionAnne Boleyn entered Henry's life just as he was seeking to discard his wife, Catherine of Aragon, for failing to give him a son. Henry courted Anne, but she refused to yield to his advances until he promised her marriage. At that moment, Anne was his. Driven by his love for a woman who refused him sexual favours unless she was certain of becoming queen, Henry took on the might of the Catholic Church, challenging papal authority as he strove to divorce Catherine and marry Anne. The process, urged on by Anne and her increasingly powerful family and supporters, cost the lives of many great and powerful men as, one by one, Wolsey, Fisher and More went to their deaths. While Henry became the head of the church in England, supported by ambitious ministers and a pliant archbishop, his country faced invasion as the pope, King Francis and Emperor Charles in their turn threatened the king who now stood isolated in Europe. Friedmann charts the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, from her origins as the daughter of a gifted and ambitious courtier, her elevation to the greatest heights a woman could reach, to her tragic fall and execution, the victim of the man who had once loved her, and who had altered the course of his country's history forever in order to have her.


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    Title
    Anne Boleyn
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Friedmann, Edited by Josephine Wilkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445617619
    ISBN 10: 1445617617
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037090
    DC22: 942.052
    BIC subject category V2: 3JB
    DC23: 942.052092
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    19 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    PAUL FRIEDMANN wrote his monumental two-volume biography of Anne in the 1880s and it is still used as a standard work of reference by historians today because of the level of detail it provides of Anne's daily life. JOSEPHINE WILKINSON is the author of The Early Loves of Anne Boleyn, Mary Boleyn: Henry VIII's Favourite Mistress and Divorcing Catherine: Henry VIII's Quest to Marry Anne Boleyn (forthcoming June 2011). She lives in York.
    Review quote
    'A supremely readable classic of Tudor biography' DR RICHARD REX, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 'The first scholarly biography' JENNY UGLOW, THE FINANCIAL TIMES