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Anne Boleyn: The Queen of Controversy

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The story of Anne Boleyn goes to the root of all history; what makes an individual or event memorable to later generations? Anne is an exceptional case for her life was a double helix intertwining extraordinary human drama with profound historical crisis. A young lady of no particular importance or talents she was neither a great beauty nor a captivating charmer married a man who turned out to be Englands most notorious monarch, and then three years later she was publicly executed for treason, accused of quadruple adultery and incest.Mistress Boleyn was the crucial catalyst for three of the most important events in modern history: the break with Rome and the English Reformation, the advent of the nation state, and the birth of a daughter whose forty-three years on the throne stand as Englands most spectacular literary and political success story. Remove Anne and the Reformation as we know it today would not have taken place; remove Anne and Elizabeth I would not have existed at all. Anne Boleyn stands as a monument to the truth that there is nothing consistent in history except the unexpected.

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Author Lacey Baldwin Smith
Binding Paperback
Condition New
Pages 264
ISBN-13 9781445637914
Publisher Amberley


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