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

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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 ...

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The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII
1991, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521406772

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The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII
1989, Cambridge University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780521370004

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