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Titel: The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn. Family ...
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press
Einband: Soft cover
Zustand: Very Good
326p paperback, illustrations, index, very good, this title was published in the series Canto. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 175054
Inhaltsangabe: 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.
'? succeeds triumphantly ? this is an intriguing thesis, and Warnicke develops it with erudition.' The Observer
'The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn ? an excellent book, clears away various misapprehensions.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
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