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Mary Boleyn reader ï doc 9780224093903 æ [EPUB] ✺ Mary Boleyn By Alison Weir – Mary Boleyn c1500 1543 was no less fascinating than her ill fated ueen consort sister Anne In fact her own claims to fame are numerous She was not only an influential member of King Henry VIII's court Mary Boleyn c was no less He mother of two of his children In addition the apparently prolific Mary was rud to have been also a mistress of the King's rival Francis I of France Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn substantially redeems her subject's reputation by disputing her scandalous I really liked this book and came away with a lot Tudor history is fascinating and one of my favorite topics in general One thing that struck me though is much of this book was devoted to people who may or may not have played a role in Mary’s life It was less a biography and a general history with Mary as a middle It’s hard to know a lot about Mary because much of the information about her has been lost The book on a whole is very interesting

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Portrayal in Philippa Gregory's novel The Other Boleyn Girl Our most detailed view yet of a power behind the throne PS With titles like Elizabeth and The Lady in the Tower Weir has carved out a niche as one of the foremost biographers of British royalt Very informative if you are interested in Tudor England Well written and researched as all of her books are She presents convincing arguments as to the misconceptions that have persisted over the centuries about the Other Boleyn Girl

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Mary BoleynMary Boleyn c1500 1543 was no less fascinating than her ill fated ueen consort sister Anne In fact her own claims to fame are numerous She was not only an influential member of King Henry VIII's court circle; she was one of his mistresses and perhaps t I think the real problem with biographies of lesser known women in history is that there just isn't enough known information out there about them to make their biographies interesting Women's lives just weren't recorded in any detail so there is often no paper trail to follow and we just don't know what they thought or even where they were at any given time so a biography like this one comes pretty much down to speculation from very little hard evidence or the author has to admit that we just don't know Neither really makes for riveting readingWhile Mary Boleyn lived in interesting times and belonged to a family which was at the heart of politics at the time she herself seems to have made very little impact There are two extant letters some legal paperwork to do with an annuity and her inheritance and a whole raft of rumours Not much for any biographer to go on and Weir struggled to make much of itThe good bits though were the fact that Weir did seem to do thorough research and did turn up some interesting facts about Henry VIII and the Boleyn family that I was unaware of And although she didn't explode the mythology or present compelling new evidence as claimed by the jacket blurb she did reach some credible conclusions regarding Mary's life It is not to say however that I agreed with all the conclusions she came to in regards to Mary as a lot of the stuff just can't be proved either way there is really just not enough evidence or information and it mostly comes down to an educated guessIt was nice to see Weir take a even handed approach in this biography as a common complaint about her work is bias but in doing so she seemed to loose something because despite what others have said about her historical accuracy I have always found her biographies very readable and at times page turners This one however felt like it was missing something and I fear her efforts to be taken seriously as an historian has been detrimental to her writing styleOn the whole though this biography was an enjoyable read and probably the most comprehensive book on Mary Boleyn available at this time