Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession

Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession

Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
2
Born into a noble English family, Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family's Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. Yet what seems a strategic move on the part of her opportunistic father is actually a chance for the girl to grow and discover herself. There, and later in France, Anne thrives, preferring to absorb the works of progressive writers rather than participate in courtly flirtations. She also begins to understand the inequalities and indignities suffered by her gender. Anne isn't completely inured to the longings of the heart, but her powerful family has ambitious plans for her future that override any wishes of her own. When the King of England himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances--reminding him that he is a married man who has already conducted an affair with her sister, Mary. Anne's rejection only intensifies Henry's pursuit, but in the absence of a male heir--and given an aging Queen Katherine--the opportunity to elevate and protect the Boleyn family, and to exact vengeance on her envious detractors, is too tempting for Anne to resist, even as it proves to be her undoing.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101966518
Branch Call Number: FICTION WEI
Characteristics: 541 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: King's obsession

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

v
Vickyfreiman
Aug 10, 2017

Amazing! So descriptive, I was lost in the story. Cannot wait for her next book to come out.

s
singasong70
Jun 29, 2017

Excellent!
Although it tells you more than you'd like to know about what it's like to be beheaded, which doesn't come 'til the end so that's a mercy.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at WVML

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top