Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous Whore' (Paperback)
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Short Description for Mary Boleyn Mary Boleyn was the mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and sister to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife. This title explodes much of the mythology that surrounds her subject and uncovers the facts about one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age.
- Published: 04 August 2011
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780224093903 ISBN 10: 0224093908
- Sales rank: 56,509
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Mary Boleyn - A fascinating story finally told
I have long been a fan of Alison Weir and her books - Most particularly her Tudor biographies. Being especially fascinated by Anne Boleyn I was excited to hear that Weir had a biography of Mary Boleyn coming out. I ordered it as soon as it was published and devoured the book in a day. I found it to be a compelling read and I learnt so much. I was fascinated to learn about Mary's upbringing and the possible royal paternity of her daughter. And as someone who has read The Other Boleyn Girl (Gregory) - I know its not reliable history but it's entertaining - I was so glad to see that the marriage of Mary and William Stafford really was a love match. It is true that there isn't much known about Mary, which Weir acknowledges, but Weir is able to use a wealth of research to support her claims. Some parts were a little repetitive but not overly so. Nobody writes history as well as Weir, she weaves a great story supported by thorough research. I rate this book highly for anyone who enjoys Tudor history and/or Weir's works. by Emma Salik