The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII (BOK)
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The events which led to the execution of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second queen, in 1536 have traditionally been explained by historians in terms of a factional conspiracy masterminded by Henry's minister Thomas Cromwell. Retha Warnicke's fascinating and controversial reinterpretation focuses instead on the sexual intrigues and family politics pervading the court, offering a new explanation of Anne's fall. The picture which emerges - placing Anne's life in the context of social and religious values, and superstitions about witches and the birth of deformed children - changes our perception of her role within the court, and suggests that her execution (occurring only four months after a miscarriage) was the tragic consequence of Henry's profound concern about the continuation of the Tudor dynasty.
|Utgitt||1991||Forfatter||Retha M. Warnicke|
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Antall sider||338||Dimensjoner||13,8cm x 21,6cm x 2,2cm|
|Vekt||430 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||British & Irish history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700|