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    DescriptionThe Boleyn family appeared from nowhere at the end of the fourteenth century, moving from peasant to princess in only a few generations. The women of the family brought about its advancement, beginning with the heiresses Alice Bracton Boleyn, Anne Hoo Boleyn and Margaret Butler Boleyn who brought wealth and aristocratic connections. Then there was Elizabeth Howard Boleyn, who was rumoured to have been the mistress of Henry VIII, along with her daughter Mary and niece Madge, who certainly were. Anne Boleyn became the king's second wife and her aunts, Lady Boleyn and Lady Shelton, helped bring her to the block. The infamous Jane Boleyn, the last of her generation, betrayed her husband before dying on the scaffold with Queen Catherine Howard. The next generation was no less turbulent and Catherine Carey, the daughter of Mary Boleyn fled from England to avoid persecution under Mary Tudor. Her daughter, Lettice was locked in bitter rivalry with the greatest Boleyn lady of all, Elizabeth I, winning the battle for the affections of Robert Dudley but losing her position in society as a consequence. Finally, another Catherine Carey, the Countess of Nottingham, was so close to her cousin, the queen, that Elizabeth died of grief following her death. The Boleyn family was the most ambitious dynasty of the sixteenth century, rising dramatically to prominence in the early years of a century that would end with a Boleyn on the throne.


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    Title
    The Boleyn Women
    Subtitle
    The Tudor Femmes Fatals Who Changed English History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Norton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 720 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848689886
    ISBN 10: 1848689888
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    LC classification: DA317.15.B65 N67 2013
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    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    01 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Norton gained her first degree from the University of Cambridge, and her Masters from the University of Oxford. She is the author of ten books on the Tudors. She lives in London.