Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn by Retha M. Warnicke
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Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn
By Retha M. Warnicke

The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn

Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII

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Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn by Retha M. Warnicke

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521406772
ISBN-10: 0521406773
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 338
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A biography of one of the most intriguing figures of early modern European history, Retha Warnicke, widely regarded as a leading historian on Tudor queenship. It offers a fresh interpretation of the life of this fascinating Tudor Queen.

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