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    DescriptionOn 2 May, 1536, in an act unprecedented in English history, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was imprisoned in the Tower of London. On 15 May, she was tried and found guilty of high treason and executed just four days later. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest - did Henry VIII instruct Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour? Did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Or was Anne, in fact, as guilty as charged? Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn's fall; now in Alison Weir's richly researched and impressively detailed portrait, we have a compelling story of the last days of history's most charismatic, controversial and tragic heroines.


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    Title
    The Lady in the Tower
    Subtitle
    The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Queen of England Series)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Weir
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 405 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780712640176
    ISBN 10: 0712640177
    Classifications

    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
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15560
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 942.052092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3JB
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Illustrations note
    16
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    03 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alison Weir was born in London and now resides in Surrey. Before becoming a published author in 1989, she was a civil servant, then a housewife and mother. From 1991 to 1997, whilst researching and writing books, she ran a school for children with learning difficulties before taking up writing full-time. Her fourteen history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Lancaster and York, Children of England , Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine , Mary, Queen of Scots, Henry VIII: King and Court, Isabella, Katherine Swynford and, most recently Lady in the Tower. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
    Review quote
    "One of our best popular historians...with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history" Independent on Sunday "It is testament to Weir's artfulness and elegance as a writer that The Lady in the Tower remains fresh and suspenseful, even though the reader knows what's coming... One of the pleasures of The Lady in the Tower is that it invites the reader into the historiographical process as Weir's emphasis on primary sources allows us to evaluate them alongside her" Independent "Weir...knows her sources well. She writes in an engaging way and adopts an even-handed approach" Irish Times "This is vintage Weir: a thrilling episode of history superbly related and treated with penetrating analysis and a great dollop of common sense" -- Jessie Childs Literary Review "The research is exhaustive... It would be hard to imagine a more thorough examination of any comparable historical issue... Weir is to be congratulated on her impartiality and sound judgement" BBC History Magazine