The Lady in the Tower : The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Queen of England Series) Paperback
by Alison Weir
On 2 May, 1536, in an act unprecedented in English history, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was imprisoned in the Tower of London.
On 15 May, she was tried and found guilty of high treason and executed just four days later.
Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest - did Henry VIII instruct Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour?
Did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Or was Anne, in fact, as guilty as charged? Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn's fall; now in Alison Weir's richly researched and impressively detailed portrait, we have a compelling story of the last days of history's most charismatic, controversial and tragic heroines.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/06/2010
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780712640176
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Review by tomcannon45
Once again Alison Weir writes with authority and insight