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    Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings (Paperback) By (author) Alison Weir

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    DescriptionNATIONAL BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE "CHICAGO TRIBUNE" "New York Times" bestselling author and noted British historian Alison Weir gives us the first full-scale, in-depth biography of Mary Boleyn, sister to Queen Anne as well as mistress to Anne's husband, Henry VIII--and one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. Making use of extensive original research," "Weir shares revelations on the ambitious Boleyn family and the likely nature of the relationship between the Boleyn sisters. Unraveling the truth about Mary's much-vaunted notoriety at the French court and her relations with King Francois I, Weir also explores Mary's role at the English court and how she became Henry VIII's lover. She tracks the probable course of their affair and investigates the truth behind Mary's notorious reputation. With new and compelling evidence, Weir presents the most conclusive answer to date on the paternity of Mary's children, long speculated to have been Henry VIII's progeny. Alison Weir pieces together a life steeped in mystery and misfortune, debunking centuries-old myths to give us the truth about Mary Boleyn, the so-called "great and infamous whore." Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.


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    Title
    Mary Boleyn
    Subtitle
    The Mistress of Kings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Weir
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 375
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345521347
    ISBN 10: 034552134X
    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 subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC21: 942.052092
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A15202021
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020, BIO006000, HIS000000
    DC22: 942.05/2092
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: DA335.B66 W54 2012
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHDL
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Ballantine Books
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books
    Publication date
    04 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alison Weir is the "New York Times" bestselling author of many historical biographies, including "The Lady in the Tower, Mistress of the Monarchy, Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Life of Elizabeth I, " and "The Six Wives of Henry VIII, "and of the novels "Captive Queen, Innocent Traitor, " and "The Lady Elizabeth." She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "This nuanced, smart, and assertive biography reclaims the life of a Tudor matriarch."--"Publishers Weekly" "Weir has achieved the enviable skill of blending the necessary forensic and analytical tasks of academia with the passionate engagement that avocational history lovers crave."--Bookreporter "Top-notch . . . This book further proves that [Weir] is a historian of the highest caliber."--Washington Independent Review of Books "Weir matches her usual professional skills in research and interpretation to her customary, felicitous style."--"Booklist"