I have a copy of “Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England’s Tragic Queen” by Joanna Denny to give away! This is a brand new copy, never even opened! This edition also features a new cover style.
No English queen has enjoyed such notoriety, and none has been so persistently vilified. In this powerful new biography, Joanna Denny reveals the truth about Anne Boleyn, presenting a picture of the woman – highly literate, accomplished, and a devout defender of her Protestant faith – that differs radically from the unsavoury and unflattering accounts that have come down through history. A tragedy set in motion by her allure and her attraction of England’s violent and paranoid king, Anne’s life found her trapped in the vicious politics of the Tudor court, confined to a path that would lead her to execution.
Plunging into the intrigue, romance, and danger at the heart of King Henry VIII’s court, Anne Boleyn is a compelling account of the turbulent times that would change England forever, and a passionate portrait that will ultimately alter our perception of this much-maligned queen.
Denny’s book has received mixed reviews over the years. While some people enjoy it and the facts presented about Anne others have found it quite biased against Catherine of Aragon. I have a copy of this book on my shelf and I am very excited to see what Denny thinks and believes about Anne Boleyn.
Personally I think it’s wonderful to read a mixture of books about Anne. While Ives’ book “The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn” is clearly one of the leading books about Anne, it is great to get other viewpoints about how other people see Anne and interpret her life. I have read a number of books about Anne including: “The Lady in the Tower” by Alison Weir, “Fatal Attractions” by G.W. Bernard, “The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn” by Retha M. Warnicke, “Anne Boleyn” by P. Friedmann, “Anne Boleyn” by Norah Lofts and many, many more. Each book presents a slightly different view about Anne Boleyn and her life. I have always found that reading a wide variety of books about Anne Boleyn has helped me to form my own ideas and thoughts about this remarkable woman.
For your chance to win this book simply like my Facebook page Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History . Next week I will get my husband (who thinks I’m rather obsessed with Anne!) to randomly choose a member to be our lucky winner!
I’ve never done a book give away before so I’m very excited!