The stunning second novel in the Six Tudor Queens series by foremost and beloved historian Alison Weir.
ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION by bestselling historian Alison Weir, author of KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN, is the second captivating novel in the Six Tudor Queens series. An unforgettable portrait of the ambitious woman whose fate we know all too well, but whose true motivations may surprise you. Essential reading for fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick.
'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' - Guardian
The young woman who changed the course of history.
Fresh from the palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws attention at the English court, embracing the play of courtly love.
But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game.
Anne has a spirit worthy of a crown - and the crown is what she seeks. At any price.
ANNE BOLEYN. The second of Henry's Queens. Her story.
History tells us why she died. This powerful novel shows her as she lived.
SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS.
Beautifully written and captivating with so much attention to detail that the Tudor court came alive in every sense - Baattyaboutbooks (blog) on KATHERINE OF ARAGON
Alison Weir brings Katherine of Aragon dazzlingly to life
Profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence
Alison Weir brings Katherine of Aragon dazzlingly to life - Guardian
Profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence - Earl Spencer
This exquisite book charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine... A fascinating insight into this period of our history. Weir's undeniable strength is her immaculate description, enabling the reader to be transported back to Tudor England - Sun
Weir manages to untangle the complex web of 16th-century politics, shown through Katherine's duties as ambassador, and her astute reading of the games being played. This adds greatly to the heft of the character, demonstrating what a competent woman she was becoming - Herald Scotland
Alison Weir clearly admires her heroine ... meticulously researched - The Times
This well-researched and engrossing read gives a new perspective on the long-suffering first wife - Good Housekeeping
An engrossing novel about the life of a monarch whose death changed the course of history, by an expert known for the page-turning quality of her prose. - Readings
This is Anne Boleyn as you have never seen her before. I could not put it down
Alison Weir's wonderfully detailed novel offers a spellbinding solution to the mystery of Anne's true nature . . . Enthralling
A marvellous book - Anne comes alive and leaps from the page, fascinating, enthralling, full blooded - you can't help but fall in love with her. A brilliant evocation of the period - and a knife edge moment in British history. Wonderful
Weir's Boleyn is a highly intelligent idealist, who becomes the tragic victim of her own ambition. . . The novel is a triumph of fine detail and research and offers a complex depiction of an endlessly fascinating woman
Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life - Guardian
This exquisite book charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine... A fascinating insight into this period of our history. Weir's
multifaceted portrait of an ambitious woman who reluctantly accedes to Henry's courtship and later acts
well should gain insights from this revealing novel - Booklist on ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION
out of desperation to protect herself and her daughter, Elizabeth. Even readers who know Anne's story
Prominent royal biographer and historical novelist Weir is well-placed to craft this detailed fictional
portrait of Henry VIII's second wife . . . She explores Anne's influences and motivations, creating a
Detailed, immaculately researched and convincing - The Times on ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION
Known for bestselling historical biographies, Alison Weir is in command of her detail . . . her handling of Katherine's misery and dignified response to her predicament is very touching - Daily Mail
Alison Weir has brought English history's most famous 'other woman' compellingly to life. The story of Anne Boleyn's rise from accomplished court lady to Henry VIII's second queen is vividly told and the terror of her final days will haunt the reader. A must for all lovers of historical fiction - Linda Porter, author of KATHERINE THE QUEEN