Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous Whore'

Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous Whore'

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By (author) Alison Weir

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 30mm | 360g
  • Publication date: 20 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099546485
  • ISBN 13: 9780099546481
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 59,005

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Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret. In this, the first full-length biography of Mary Boleyn, Alison Weir explodes much of the mythology that surrounds her subject's notoriety. Her extensive research gives us a new and detailed portrayal, revealing Mary as one of hte most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. From the internationally bestselling author of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess and the novels, Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.

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"A comprehensive exploration of the myth surrounding her subject" Sunday Times "Gripping" Independent on Sunday "Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history" -- Frank McLynn Independent "Weir is particularly good at piecing together historical mysteries, and this penetrating portrait of a much-misunderstood woman set against the riveting background of the Tudor court is a real eye opener" Good Book Guide "Weir states correctly that this book is as much a historiography as it is a biography" -- Sara Read Times Higher Education

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A comprehensive exploration of the myth surrounding her subject

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'A comprehensive exploration of the myth surrounding her subject' Sunday Times Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret. In this, the first full-scale biography of Mary Boleyn, Alison Weir explodes much of the mythology that surrounds her subject's notoriety. Her extensive research gives us a new and detailed portrayal, revealing Mary as one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. 'Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, wih an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history' Frank McLynn