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The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn. Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII.

Warnicke, Retha

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ISBN 10: 0521406773 / ISBN 13: 9780521406772
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, 1991
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Softcover
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Titel: The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn. Family ...

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1991

Einband: Soft cover

Zustand: Very Good

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The events which led to the execution of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second queen, in 1536 have traditionally been explained by historians in terms of a factional conspiracy masterminded by Henry's minister Thomas Cromwell. Retha Warnicke's fascinating and controversial reinterpretation focuses instead on the sexual intrigues and family politics pervading the court, offering a new explanation of Anne's fall. The picture which emerges - placing Anne's life in the context of social and religious values, and superstitions about witches and the birth of deformed children - changes our perception of her role within the court, and suggests that her execution (occurring only four months after a miscarriage) was the tragic consequence of Henry's profound concern about the continuation of the Tudor dynasty.

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The execution of Henry VIII's second queen in 1536 has traditionally been attributed to a conspiracy masterminded by Thomas Cromwell. This radical reinterpretation focuses instead on the many intrigues that pervaded Henry's court.

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