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Anne Boleyn: fatal attractions

Anne Boleyn: fatal attractions
Anne Boleyn: fatal attractions
In this groundbreaking new biography, G. W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England’s most captivating queens. Through a wide-ranging forensic examination of sixteenth-century sources, Bernard reconsiders Boleyn’s girlhood, her experience at the French court, the nature of her relationship with Henry, and the authenticity of her evangelical sympathies.

He depicts Anne Boleyn as a captivating, intelligent, and highly sexual woman whose attractions Henry resisted for years until marriage could ensure legitimacy for their offspring. He shows that it was Henry, not Anne, who developed the ideas that led to the break with Rome. And, most radically, he argues that the allegations of adultery that led to Anne’s execution in the Tower could be close to the truth.
9780300162455
Yale University Press
Bernard, G.W.
86619262-dc67-4599-95ee-3f7929efd741
Bernard, G.W.
86619262-dc67-4599-95ee-3f7929efd741

Bernard, G.W. (2010) Anne Boleyn: fatal attractions , London, GB. Yale University Press, 256pp.

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In this groundbreaking new biography, G. W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England’s most captivating queens. Through a wide-ranging forensic examination of sixteenth-century sources, Bernard reconsiders Boleyn’s girlhood, her experience at the French court, the nature of her relationship with Henry, and the authenticity of her evangelical sympathies.

He depicts Anne Boleyn as a captivating, intelligent, and highly sexual woman whose attractions Henry resisted for years until marriage could ensure legitimacy for their offspring. He shows that it was Henry, not Anne, who developed the ideas that led to the break with Rome. And, most radically, he argues that the allegations of adultery that led to Anne’s execution in the Tower could be close to the truth.

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Published date: 17 May 2010
Additional Information: Also being translated into Polish and Hungarian
Organisations: History

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Local EPrints ID: 154147
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/154147
ISBN: 9780300162455
PURE UUID: e51ef7f4-0cf2-4e3b-9cfd-4d14b05778ee

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Date deposited: 24 May 2010 14:27
Last modified: 29 Jan 2020 14:02

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Author: G.W. Bernard

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