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  • Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession
  • Alison Weir
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  • 14 September 2018
  • 9781472227621

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characters Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession review Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession 103 Alison Weir ¿ 3 read Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession by bestselling historian Alison Weir author of Katherine of Aragon The True ueen is the second captivating novel in the Six Tudor ueens series An unforgettable portrait of the ambitious woman whose fate we know all too well but whose true motivations may surprise you Es. I have long been a fan of things Tudor and the work of Alison Weir That she can create such masterful biographies and historical pieces is one thing but to transform all that research into a piece deemed fictional likely because of the dialogue and allow a larger reader base to enjoy and discuss her work adds to the awe surrounding her In this the second book in her newest series Weir takes the reader into the life of Anne Boleyn whose short life offered much to Tudor and English history Anne appears to have lived much of her life in the shadow of others as Weir exemplifies throughout In the early chapters the reader seems Anne casting her gaze towards her older sister Mary who held her parents favour and made a name for herself at court While following in her sister s footsteps Anne served in two continental courts before she was called home to spend time as a lady in waiting to ueen Katherine While Weir purports that Anne paled in comparison to her sister s beauty there were a few men who sought the younger Boleyn sister s affections including Sir Henry Norris and the King of England Henry VIII Dismissing the affectionate advances of both while serving at court Anne tried to serve her ueen as effectively as possible The latter Henry would not desist in his approaches as history has helped us see seemed to be his modus operandi throughout his reign While Anne stood firm she was counselled not to rebuff the king for too long and eventually entered into an agreement with him serving as his mistress but would not engage carnally until there was a dissolution of his marriage to Katherine Weir spends much time weaving together the narrative of the multi year journey during which time Henry VIII tried to divorce the pious Katherine finding roadblocks to success within both Canon Law and the Catholic Church However Anne never seems to have that passionate magnetism to Henry VIII that history presented and television purported fuelled her desire to betray ueen Katherine which might be one of the largest surprises to me in the entire novel Weir portrays Anne as living in the shadow of ueen Katherine during this time as Henry VIII could be seen to cower when it came to confronting his first wife The eventual ruling by the Vatican led Henry VIII to create the Great Schism and birth of the Church of England known as the Anglican or Episcopal Church This break offers a natural divide in Anne s life when she transformed from a simple woman into a dynastic member of history Some may argue that it was less Anne than Henry s decision to part ways with Rome but it came about because of her and for this reason I feel Weir s elongated narrative about the lead up is indicative to a great importance in the Anne Boleyn storyWith the dust still settling and the ink not yet dry on the new Royal Decrees Anne agreed to marry Henry VIII with this impediment removed and soon bore him an heir though it was not the son that had been sought Still Princess Elizabeth would be the apple of her father s eye at least until a son was forthcoming Like Katherine Anne s attempts to have a son were troublesome as each subseuent birth was either a stillborn or miscarriage Fraught with concern Anne was forced to battle with the others who held some confusing sway over Henry VIII including his counsellors and Princess Mary his daughter from Katherine Anne was yet again forced to remain in the shadows with the princess acting as pious as her mother in regards to the true ueen of England Add to this the strain of the ongoing attempts to turn away from Rome and Henry VIII s temper was much shorter which left Anne to face his wrath over minute concerns at court After numerous failed attempts to bring forth a son Anne s allure lessened in the eyes of King Henry and he sought pleasure elsewhere With rumours swirling Anne was forced to live in the shadow of these others the new mistresses of Henry VIII It was only when Anne pushed back and refused to allow other women to share Henry s affections that she found herself on the wrong side of a charge of treason Weir supports this latter part of the narrative well as Anne struggles to understand why she has been subjected to this charge and the apparent false accusations of her unions with the likes of the aforementioned Sir Henry Norris and her own brother George surface Anne struggles to pronounce her innocence and lives in the shadow of the Tower of London her eventual home as she awaits a verdict of beheading Struggling throughout Anne was forced to accept her fate which came about through a set of purported lies and scandalous behaviour All this because she upset a man that she likely did not love passionately A powerful second book in the series Weir does a masterful job at bringing Anne Boleyn to life as well as adding depth to some of the struggles that are peppered throughout the history books A must read or Tudor fans who enjoy the intricacies of that time period but would also be of interest to those who love history and all things royal I will admit that I have been significantly influenced in my views on Anne Boleyn by Natalie Dormer s portrayal of her during the television programme THE TUDORS Her beauty her air and even the general conniving nature of the young lady in waiting lweft me with a strong sentiment of a less than lovely Anne Reading this book has given me a new outlook on Anne and has helped me piece together a better understanding of things at court during that time It is impossible to understand the true story of Anne Boleyn without an understanding of numerous other actors who played various roles Weir develops these characters so well and tied them together wonderfully allowing the reader to bask in a richer and complete narrative While there are surely historical inaccuracies that I know my buddy read companion will be able to recite the story flows so seamlessly as Anne ages and changes from a naive girl into a woman who seeks to hold her own Weir offers up a slow but consistent transformation of Anne throughout the piece which is further exemplified by chapters whose focus is a particular period in time As I mentioned above I feel that the only thing pushing this novel into the realm of fiction would be its use of dialogue which could not have been substantiated with complete accuracy Still the reader can get the sense that they are right in the middle of these historical events and conversations which is surely a positive aspect of Weir s writing The story is so rich and Anne has so much to offer the reader will surely want to pace themselves or at least pay special attention to the story so as not to miss anything Then the eager reader of which I admit I will not be one can cross reference things from the first novel and even into the third when it is released to see how Anne is portrayed as a minor figure there The only major downside to the novel in my humble opinion is that the reader rides such a high when in the middle of it that the crash thereafter and knowing that there is a waiting period stings even And don t get me started on trying to get the two short stories that accompany this series to date UK fans should rejoice that they can easily be acuiredKudos Madam Weir for bringing a key Tudor character to light in this novel I am eager to see what else you have in store for us in the coming yearsLikehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Lob der Schule Sieben Perspektiven für Schüler Lehrer und Eltern research into a piece deemed fictional likely because of the dialogue and allow a larger Lob der Schule Sieben Perspektiven für Schüler Lehrer und Eltern reader base to enjoy and discuss her work adds to the awe surrounding her In this the second book in her newest series Weir takes the Testtrainer I Tests Mit Spaß trainieren Erfolgreich testen reader into the life of Anne Boleyn whose short life offered much to Tudor and English history Anne appears to have lived much of her life 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as his mistress but would not engage carnally until there was a dissolution of his marriage to Katherine Weir spends much time weaving together the narrative of the multi year journey during which time Henry VIII tried to divorce the pious Katherine finding Räuchern mit heimischen Kräutern roadblocks to success within both Canon Law and the Catholic Church However Anne never seems to have that passionate magnetism to Henry VIII that history presented and television purported fuelled her desire to betray ueen Katherine which might be one of the largest surprises to me in the entire novel Weir portrays Anne as living in the shadow of ueen Katherine during this time as Henry VIII could be seen to cower when it came to confronting his first wife The eventual Arabic Stylistics A Coursebook ruling by the Vatican led Henry VIII to create the Great Schism and birth of the Church of England known as the Anglican or Episcopal Church This break offers a natural divide in Anne s life when she transformed from a simple woman into a dynastic member of history Some may argue that it was less Anne than Henry s decision to part ways with Rome but it came about because of her and for this Geborgene Kindheit reason I feel Weir s elongated narrative about the lead up is indicative to a great importance in the Anne Boleyn storyWith the dust still settling and the ink not yet dry on the new Royal Decrees Anne agreed to marry Henry VIII with this impediment The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten Free removed and soon bore him an heir though it was not the son that had been sought Still Princess Elizabeth would be the apple of her father s eye at least until a son was forthcoming Like Katherine Anne s attempts to have a son were troublesome as each subseuent birth was either a stillborn or miscarriage Fraught with concern Anne was forced to battle with the others who held some confusing sway over Henry VIII including his counsellors and Princess Mary his daughter from Katherine Anne 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characters Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession review Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession 103 Alison Weir ¿ 3 read Sential reading for fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' GuardianThe young woman who changed the course of historyFresh from the palaces of Burgundy and France Anne draws attention at the English court embracing the play o. This review and others can be found on BW Book ReviewsDNF at pg 155I have no idea where I want to start this review Generally I love Alison Weir If people want books fiction or non fiction about Tudor history which is the era I m personally interested in I will recommend her to them I trust her history Based on other books that I ve read about this era she does a good job and interprets facts generally fairlyHowever let her bias be known Alison Weir has a strong dislike for Anne Boleyn Which is why I have no clue why she wrote this book I m sure it s a part of the book deal she has She gets six books where she can write about the six wives One book for each wife so Anne is one of them Here is proof of this whole thing In her book The Six Wives of Henry VIII she calls Anne an ambitious adventuress with a penchant for vengeance pg3 in my paperback edition Alison seems to believe that Anne wanted to kill Katherine of Aragon and Princess Mary Those are two things that were explored in this book yet have no historical veracity to themI highly suggest you read these reviews as well of people who read the whole book or most of the book Charlie s review is detailed and she read the whole book for a book review She has also written a fiction novel about Anne and cares about history Adrienne on the other hand did not read the whole book and did not leave a review or rating however I suggest that you read the comments for it because she does go into depth in some comments She has also done tons of research into this era because she s written books about Catherine Carey Mary Boleyn s daughter and Jane Boleyn the wife of George Boleyn These are two people I personally trust a lot and their opinions matter to me So when they say a book is bad I believe it They know about these authors and history than meNow onto the review I read less than 200 pages of this book but I was horrified Weir makes so many claims in this book and it s horribly done First she alleges that Henry VIII is a rapist I m not saying that he s a good man He wasn t At all He was a murderer megalomaniac narcissist and likely had a few other mental disorders in there from whatever cause For all he was he was not a rapist There are no historical allegations of it so therefore there s no point in actually making that theory Weir posits it her book about Mary Boleyn then carries it into hereGeorge Boleyn is also framed as a rapist This is something that Charlie and Adrienne go into detail in for their reviews I didn t get far enough to read that part but it was hinted at Again George has no historical claims to being a rapist The only place he s called that is in a poem by Cavendish No historical writing This link can give information than I can And it basically tells you why Weir is completely wrongWeir also talks about Anne Boleyn and Henry Norris For those who don t know Henry Norris is a man who was executed for treason and adultery with Anne This comes about because Henry Norris was going to try to marry someone in Anne s train as a lady in waiting but he hadn t proposed yet Anne told him that he was looking for dead man s shoes Aka when Henry died Norris would want to marry her instead Anne also in her last confession said that she had never offended with her body against the King pg 536 in this bookWeir says that this means that she offended him cheated on him with her thoughts Not her body but in her mind she committed adultery Apparently this means that Norris is the one who she put her affections on There is no veracity for this whatsoever Again this is a theory that Weir cooked up and put in here And it seems as if Weir is basing it off of a retracted confession Norris made after his arrest and the fact that he hung around her rooms a lot to flirt with a woman he was interested inWeir falls into the trap of going with the unfavorable opinions of Anne Not just trying to kill people but her looks as well Sallow skin and some tiny hint of a sixth finger I believe because both Anne s supporters and enemies wrote about that But Weir talked about her terrible moles and on and on Both sides never talked about that No paintings of her show it She was a beautiful woman albeit unconventionally so Otherwise she wouldn t have caught Henry s eyeSo we already have terrible history on the part of a historian This is also awfully written as if Weir just wanted to get this shit over with It s so mind numbingly boring that I couldn t concentrate on the words And this is one of my favorite historical figures Hell I have Anne Boleyn s signature or one of her reported signatures since we don t know for sure tattooed on my armI know that people will probably comment on this review if it gets enough attention and shout at me about how this is fiction It s historical fiction Authors are allowed to make their own things They re allowed to take facts and wiggle them around Change them And I agree with you Yes authors can take liberties They should They should have some pet theory and toy with itHowever these pet theories should be based on facts If there is no historical grounding or evidence for them the theories are unsupported and should be dropped Alison Weir has made a living off being called a historian This is not acceptable even for fictionSkip this book Just skip it Read some actual historical books about Anne instead And if you do decide to read it actually keep in mind that Weir is incredibly biased and you shouldn t take her work as fact Research if you find the topic interesting rather than blindly believe her

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characters Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession review Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession 103 Alison Weir ¿ 3 read F courtly loveBut when the King commands nothing is ever a gameAnne has a spirit worthy of a crown and the crown is what she seeks At any priceANNE BOLEYN The second of Henry's ueens Her story History tells us why she died This powerful novel shows her as she livedSIX TUDOR UEENS SIX NOVELS SIX YEARS. I have read many many books about the Tudor era It s an obsession on my part Henry VIII even almost 500 years after his death is still larger than life A bad king obsessed with the continuation of the Tudor line he made poor decision after poor decision and left England almost bankrupt But when the dust settled after his death and his other children died Elizabeth was on the throne and ruled for 44 years At least history got than scandalous stories out of Henry s years on the throne Elizabeth was one of the greatest monarchs in English history All is well that ends well MaybeBut I digressAnne BoleynA King s Obsession is part of Alison Weir s Six Tudor ueens series The series starts with Katherine of Aragon Henry s first wifeand continues with this book about Anne before proceeding to Wife 3 Jane Seymour I enjoyed this book but it seems pretty evident that the author does not like Anne Boleynor at least has little sympathy for her Anne is portrayed as a vengeful jealous often paranoid sometimes rightfully so emotional wreck But to uote Cersei Lannister from Game of ThronesWhen you play the game of thrones you winor you die Anne didn t win So history paints her as a pawna schemera whore And she might have been all of those things but perhaps she was just a very strong intelligent woman who got caught up in the business of kings and paid dearly for it Women today often make the mistake of dallying with powerful married men and pay a big price At least they don t cut our heads off on a scaffold any Divorce is much simpler these daysWeir also takes a bit of creative license with history This is historical fiction so a bit of that is expected But some of the changes I found a bit cringe worthylike Katherine of Aragon being murdered It was rud at the time that Anne had Katherine poisoned but most likely it was a natural death from cancer or just years of stress and depression from The Kings Great Matter There is no historical proof that Katherine was poisoned with herbs It s difficult to fill in emotions thoughts and motivations for people who all died almost 500 years agoso the author filled in the blanks with the stuff of fiction It makes for a good readbut it s not historically accurate In this case that s okthis is historical FICTION She can do thatfor the most part she sticks true to actual events I read a few reviews that totally attacked this book for being historically inaccurate It s a fictionalized story about Anne Boleynnot a non fiction reference book Jumping off the main track for the purposes of drama is allowed when writing a fiction novel even about real historical characters Want pure history Read non fiction Want to experience the drama of court and a bit of Henry VIII style naughtiness Read historical fiction I listened to the audio book version of this story Recorded Books Inc Narrated by Rosalyn Landor the audio is just short of 20 hours long I caught myself a few times talking back to my phone as I listened When Anne waxed long about how it would be when she was ueen and how much Henry loved her etc etcI just kept saying No Don t do itit isn t going to end well But offering advice to women who had their heads forcefully removed centuries in the past doesn t change the outcome Messing with powerful wealthy married men didn t end well in the 1500 s and it still doesn t end well today Monica Lewinsky is a great example Poor decisionvery public shaming At least she didn t lose her head over itEnjoyable read Since I have already read the 3rd book on Jane Seymour I m moving on to the fourth book in this seriesAnna of Kleve The Princess in the Portrait


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