I recently posted about David Loades’ new book on the Boleyn family and am now very happy to announce that you can pre-order a copy from Book Depository!
The Boleyn’s: The Rise and Fall of a Tudor Family is described as
A magnificent tale of family rivalry and intrigue set against Henry VIII’s court. The fall of Anne Boleyn and her brother George is the classic drama of the Tudor era. The Boleyns had long been an influential English family. Sir Edward Boleyn had been Lord Mayor of London. His grandson, Sir Thomas had inherited wealth and position, and through the sexual adventures of his daughters, Mary and Anne, ascended to the peak of influence at court. The three Boleyn children formed a faction of their own, making many enemies: and when those enemies secured Henry VIII’s ear, they brought down the entire family in blood and disgrace. George, Lord Rochfort, left no children. Mary left a son by her husband, William Carey – Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon. Anne left a daughter, Elizabeth I – so like her in many ways and a sexual politician without rival.
Another title worth considering is Elizabeth Norton’s new book on Bessie Blount due out mid September.
Alison Weir’s new book on Mary Boleyn is due out at the start of October and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. I know so little about Mary Boleyn’s life and look forward to understanding her a little better.
Alison says that she hopes ‘that this biography will add to our understanding of this much–misrepresented lady and her relations with Henry VIII.’
Read Alison Weir’s article about Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings here.