The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn

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Author: Eric Ives

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631234791

Category: History

Page: 458

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This definitive biography of Anne Boleyn establishes her as a figure of considerable importance and influence in her own right. A full biography of Anne Boleyn, based on the latest scholarly research. Focusses on Anne’s life and legacy and establishes Anne as a figure of considerable importance and influence in her own right. Adulteress or innocent victim? Looks afresh at the issues at the heart of Anne's downfall. Pays attention to her importance as a patron of the arts, particularly in relation to Hans Holbein. Presents evidence about Anne’s spirituality and her interest in the intellectual debates of the period. Takes account of significant advances in knowledge in recent years.

Anne Boleyn

The Queen of Controversy

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Author: Lacey Baldwin-Smith

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445618095

Category: History

Page: 256

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The epic tale of Henry VIII's feisty second wife.

Anne Boleyn

Henry VIII's Obsession

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Author: Elizabeth Norton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445606631

Category: History

Page: 232

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Anne Boleyn was the most controversial and scandalous woman ever to sit on the throne of England. From her early days at the imposing Hever Castle in Kent, to the glittering courts of Paris and London, Anne caused a stir wherever she went.

The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn

Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII

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Author: Retha M. Warnicke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521406772

Category: History

Page: 326

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Retha Warnicke's fascinating and controversial reinterpretation focuses on the sexual intrigues and family politics pervading the court, offering a new explanation of Anne's fall.

The Creation of Anne Boleyn

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Author: Susan Bordo

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744293

Category: History

Page: 368

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Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne's life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really even look like?! And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Anne's death more than her life. How could Henry order the execution of a once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and popular culture Bordo probes the complexities of one of history's most infamous relationships. In her inimitable, straight-talking style Bordo dares to confront the established histories, stepping off the well-trodden paths of Tudoriana to expertly tease out the human being behind the myths.

Mary Tudor

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Author: David Loades

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445607352

Category: History

Page: 328

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Daughter of Henry VIII, half-sister to the future Elizabeth I, the turbulent life of the first woman to rule England and the cruel fate of those who opposed her iron will.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Author: David Loades

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445619091

Category: History

Page: 336

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The marital ups and downs of England's most infamous king.

Ceremonial Entries in Early Modern Europe

The Iconography of Power

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Author: J.R. Mulryne,Maria Ines Aliverti,Anna Maria Testaverde

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472432053

Category: History

Page: 404

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The fourteen essays that comprise this volume concentrate on festival iconography, the visual and written languages, including ephemeral and permanent structures, costume, dramatic performance, inscriptions and published festival books that ‘voiced’ the social, political and cultural messages incorporated in processional entries in the countries of early modern Europe. The volume also includes a transcript of the newly-discovered Register of Lionardo di Zanobi Bartholini, a Florentine merchant, which sets out in detail the expenses for each worker for the possesso (or Entry) of Pope Leo X to Rome in April 1513.

A Brief History of Henry VIII

King, Reformer and Tyrant

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Author: Derek Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107632

Category: History

Page: 160

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Henry VIII changed the course of English life more completely than any monarch since the Conquest. In the portraits of Holbein, Henry Tudor stands proud as one of the most powerful figures in renaissance Europe. But is the portrait just a bluff? In his new book Derek Wilson explores the myths behind the image of the Tudor Lion. He was the monarch that delivered the Reformation to England yet Luther called him 'A fool, a liar and a damnable rotten worm'. As a young man he gained a reputation as an intellectual and fair prince yet he ruled the nation like a tyrant. He treated his subjects as cruelly as he treated his wives. Based on a wealth of new material and a life time's knowledge of the subject Derek Wilson exposes a new portrait of a much misunderstood King. PRAISE FOR DEREK WILSON'S PREVIOUS WORKS: The Uncrowned Kings of England: 'Stimulating and authorative.' John Guy 'Masterly. [Wilson] has a deep understanding of...characters, reaching out accross the centuries.' Sunday Times Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man: 'Fascinating.' Sarah Bradford, Daily Telegraph' Highly readable...The most accurate and vivid portrayal to date.' Alison Weir

Henry VIII and History

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Author: Mr Thomas S Freeman,Professor Thomas Betteridge

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409461130

Category: History

Page: 292

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Henry VIII remains the most iconic and controversial of all English Kings. For over four-hundred years he has been lauded, reviled and mocked, but rarely ignored. In his many guises - model Renaissance prince, Defender of the Faith, rapacious plunderer of the Church, obese Bluebeard-- he has featured in numerous works of fact and faction, in books, magazines, paintings, theatre, film and television. Yet despite this perennial fascination with Henry the man and monarch, there has been little comprehensive exploration of his historiographic legacy. Therefore scholars will welcome this collection, which provides a systematic survey of Henry's reputation from his own age through to the present. Divided into three sections, the volume begins with an examination of Henry's reputation in the period between his death and the outbreak of the English Civil War, a time that was to create many of the tropes that would dominate his historical legacy. The second section deals with the further evolution of his reputation, from the Restoration to Edwardian era, a time when Catholic commentators and women writers began moving into the mainstream of English print culture. The final section covers the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, which witnessed an explosion of representations of Henry, both in print and on screen. Taken together these studies, by a distinguished group of international scholars, offer a lively and engaging overview of how Henry's reputation has been used, abused and manipulated in both academia and popular culture since the sixteenth century. They provide intriguing insights into how he has been reinvented at different times to reflect the cultural, political and religious demands of the moment; sometimes as hero, sometimes as villain, but always as an unmistakable and iconic figure in the historical landscape.