Author(s): WILKINSON JOSEPHINE
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The story of Anne Boleyn's early life, told in detail for the first time. Anne Boleyn is perhaps the most engaging of Henry VIII's Queens. For her he would divorce his wife of some twenty years standing, he would take on the might of the Roman Church and the Holy Roman Empire; he would even alienate his own people in order to win her favour and, eventually, her hand. But before Henry came into her life Anne Boleyn had already wandered down love's winding path. She had learned its twists and turns during her youth spent at the courts of the Low Countries and France, where she had been sent as a result of her scandalous behaviour with her father's butler and chaplain. Here her education had been directed by two of the strongest women of the age - and one of the weakest.
Josephine Wilkinson is an author and historian. She received a First from the University of Newcastle where she also read for her PhD. She has received British Academy research funding and has been scholar-in-residence at St Deiniol's Library, Britain's only residential library founded by the great Victorian statesman, William Gladstone. Her other books include MARY BOLEYN: HENRY VIII'S FAVOURITE MISTRESS, RICHARD III: THE YOUNG KING TO BE and ANNE BOLEYN - as editor of Paul Friedmann's original edition - ('Friedmann has an unparalleled mastery of the detail of his subject, which he weaves into a compelling and lively narrative. A meticulously researched and supremely readable classic of Tudor biography' DR RICHARD REX, 'The first scholarly biography' JENNY UGLOW, THE FINANCIAL TIMES) all published by Amberley. She lives in York.
1. Growing up at Hever, 1501-1513 2. The Coming of Grace: Anne & Margaret, Archduchess of Austria, 1513-1514 3. The Rival of Venus: Anne in France, 1514-1521 4. An Irish Alliance: Anne & James Butler, 1521-1522 5. An Innocent Love Affair: Anne & Henry Percy, 1522-1523 6. 'Whereforth & Beauty Met': Anne & Thomas Wyatt, 1524-1526 7. Anne's Revenge, 1527-1530 8. Percy, Wyatt & the Arrest of Cardinal Wolsey, November 1530 9. The Pre-Contract 1532 10. 'Sometime I Fled': Wyatt Falls Out of Love With Anne 1532-1533 11. All the Queens' Men: The Perils of Courtly Love 12. 'Myn Extreme Enemye': Thomas Wyatt, May 1536 13. Trial: Henry Percy, May 1536 14. Thomas Wyatt's Release from the Tower, June 1536 15. Epilogue Notes Bibliography List of Illustrations Index