Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know about the next Give Away! I will be giving away a paperback copy of Alison Weir’s book: The Lady in the Tower when my facebook page Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History reaches 1000 likes. (It is my hope that the facebook page can reach 1000 likes!)
The Lady in the Tower is an extraordinary book written by leading historian Alison Weir. The book looks at Anne Boleyn’s fall, arrest, time spent in the Queen’s lodgings within the Tower of London and her execution. It is a beautifully emotive book in which Weir goes into great detail about the gut wrenching story of Anne Boleyn’s final days. I have to say this book is one of my two favourite ever written about Anne (the second being The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives). This is one book I would strongly urge anyone interested in Anne Boleyn to read.
Here is the description of The Lady in the Tower…
The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, in May 1536 was unprecedented in the annals of English history. It was sensational in its day, and has exerted endless fascination over the minds of historians, novelists, dramatists, poets, artists and film-makers ever since. Anne was imprisoned in the Tower of London on 2 May 1536, and tried and found guilty of high treason on 15 May. Her supposed crimes included adultery with five men, one her own brother, and plotting the King’s death. She was executed on 19 May 1536. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest. Was it Henry VIII who, estranged from Anne, instructed Master Secretary Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour? Or did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Following the coronation of her daughter Elizabeth I as queen, Anne was venerated as a martyr and heroine of the English Reformation. Over the centuries, Anne has inspired many artistic and cultural works and, as a result, has remained ever-present in England’s popular memory. In her impressive new book, Alison Weir has woven a detailed and intricate portrait of the last days of one of the most influential and important figures in English history.
If you are interested in reading a little more about this book I have written a review which can be found here: The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir.
I am really excited to be able to give a copy of this book away. I want to thank everyone for their support, comments and encouragement since I started my facebook page: Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History. I confess that I am no historian or famous writer; I am just a simple women/wife/mother/friend from Australia who has a passion for all things Anne Boleyn. I find great enjoyment in sharing the things that I enjoy about Anne Boleyn and Tudor history with fellow Tudor lovers. It is my hope that one day my facebook page can reach 1000 likes and together we can share in the passion and wonder that was Anne Boleyn.
To enter this give away all you have to do is like my facebook page (or already have liked it) and when we reach 1000 likes I will randomly select a winner – as simple as that!