The Boleyns by David Loades

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'Neither Starkey nor Weir has the assurance and command of Loades' SIMON HEFFER, LITERARY REVIEW --Simon Heffer, Literary Review

A magnificent tale of family rivalry and intrigue set against Henry VIII's court. The fall of Anne Boleyn and her brother George is the classic drama of the Tudor era. The Boleyns had long been an influential English family. Sir Edward Boleyn had been Lord Mayor of London. His grandson, Sir Thomas had inherited wealth and position, and through the sexual adventures of his daughters, Mary and Anne, ascended to the peak of influence at court. The three Boleyn children formed a faction of their own, making many enemies: and when those enemies secured Henry VIII's ear, they brought down the entire family in blood and disgrace. George, Lord Rochfort, left no children. Mary left a son by her husband, William Carey - Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon. Anne left a daughter, Elizabeth I - so like her in many ways and a sexual politician without rival.

The Kindle Edition of "The Boleyns" includes 50 illustrations (25 colour).
 

About David Loades

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DAVID LOADES is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wales, an Associate of the Centre for Early Modern History at the University of Oxford and Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sheffield. A leading authority on Tudor England, he is also a well-known and popular writer on its key personalities and events. He has a particular interest in the Tudor navy and has written on several of the period s monarchs and statesmen. Recent books include "Henry VIII: Court, Church and Conflict" and "Princes of Wales: Royal Heirs in Waiting", both for The National Archives, as well as "The Life and Career of William Paulet" (2008) and (with Eamon Duffy) "The Church of Mary Tudor" (2006).
 
Published January 15, 2012 by Amberley Publishing. 325 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel.

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