Day 11: George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat

On the eleventh day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a copy of ‘George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat’ by Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry.

To be in the running to win ‘George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat’, leave a comment after this post.

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For your chance to win a copy of this book, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’).

Then simply leave a comment after this post between now and 26 December 2014. Don’t forget to leave your name and a contact email. Please note that I have comment moderation activated and need to ‘approve’ comments before they appear. There is no need to submit your comment twice.

This giveaway is open internationally.

One winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email shortly after the competition closes. Please ensure you’ve added to your address book to avoid missing my email.

Good luck!

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Book Description

George Boleyn has gone down in history as being the brother of the ill-fated Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and for being executed for treason, after being found guilty of incest and of conspiring to kill the King.

This biography allows George to step out of the shadows and brings him to life as a court poet, royal favourite, keen sportsman, talented diplomat and loyal brother. Clare Cherry and Claire Ridgway chart his life from his spectacular rise in the 1520s to his dramatic fall and tragic end in 1536.

George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat is divided into three sections – Beginnings, Career and Influence, and End of an Era – and topics include:

– George Boleyn’s poetry
– Personal attributes and social pursuits
– Religion
– George’s marriage to Jane Parker
– The Reformation Parliament and the League of Schmalkalden
– George the Diplomat
– The fall of the Boleyns, arrests and trials
– The aftermath of their fall
– George Boleyn, Dean of Lichfield, and the Clonony Castle Boleyns

The biography is fully referenced and includes chapter notes, bibliography and useful appendices.

Read my interview with the authors here.

Find out more about Claire Ridgway & Clare Cherry here.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for your chance to win a subscription to Barbara Kyle’s online video series of workshops, ‘Writing Fiction that Sells’.

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  1. Interesting! I hadn’t heard of this book; it’s definitely going on my to-read list.

  2. would love to read this book. Thank you;)

  3. Tere Bueno says:

    I need this book *-*

  4. Don’t know much about Ann’s brother except for his execution. Eager to find out more.

  5. donna silver says:

    thank you for comp again. I don’t have any books on George Boleyn so would LOVE to win this book xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Sydney Klevesath Cabrera says:

    Seriously, I wouldn’t mind if I would be the winner of this amazing price!!! 🙂

  7. I’d love to know more about this enigmatic courtier. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. Amanda Nellist says:

    Yes please count me in!

  9. katie skeoch says:

    A historical figure I don’t know enough about. Thanks for the giveaway x

  10. Bonnie Malmat says:

    I’d enjoy learning more about George.

  11. Holly Matthews says:

    This is on my “to read” list and sounds like a fascinating read. Happy Christmas!

  12. This would be a wonderful book to win — I have always been curious about George, so this would be perfect.

  13. Michele Scheenstra says:

    I haven’t read much about George. This would be a great!

    Michele –

  14. I would like to learn more about the Boleyn men.

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Another very interesting book!

  17. Tracey Lee says:

    I’ve read very little of George Boleyn, but I find him to be of great interest. Not sure if he was more of a pawn or a player. Hope to win this one. Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Tammy Lewis says:

    Yes please!

  19. I’ve never read anything on George Boleyn and I think it’s time we all know the truth about this man. I think there’s so may lies that shadow his name and I think this book will help the shed those shadows. I’m looking forward to learning more about his poetry and his marriage.

  20. This looks amazing, I love George Boleyn. I didn’t know there was a book focused on him though! Thank you for the great opportunities!

  21. I want to read his poetry and so little is known about him.

  22. Emberly Mietus says:

    All of these books look so amazing. I have added them all to my must read list. Thank you for pointing them out to me!

  23. Kathryn Talbot says:

    I would love to know more about George:)

  24. TAMMY CUEVAS says:

    This was already on my TBR list, as I haven’t read much about George Boleyn in the past.

  25. Cathleen Ketterer says:

    Each player in this history has their own fascinating story. Would love to win this!

  26. Sound be a very interesting read!

  27. Michael Carson says:

    That is quite a job description

  28. Finally! Something that actually approaches George Boleyn like a three-dimensional, influential figure in the Tudor landscape! I loathe how much the Boleyn’s have been polarized throughout history. Would love to win this!

  29. Lila Bruacini says:

    George Boleyn is someone I would like to know more about!!

  30. This looks like a wonderful read! Thanks for the chance.

  31. Now this sounds interesting, I always like to read about characters that are off the beaten path (so to speak)..

  32. Count me in!

  33. Jemma Harvey says:

    Lovely to read some tudor poetry 🙂 x

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