Book Reviews of The Lady in the Tower

The Lady in the Tower
The Lady in the Tower
Author: Jean Plaidy
ISBN-13: 9780449213889
ISBN-10: 0449213889
Publication Date: 5/12/1988
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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I love reading of the Tudor dynasty. This book was well written and had many facts of which I was not aware. A very good account of Anne Boleyn's rise and fall. The majority of the story,(about 75%) tells of the time period of Henry trying to attain the divorce from Katherine. That got a little too political for me at times, but I enjoyed this book very much.
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I enjoyed the story and detail....but half way through I lost interest...which kind of bummed me as she is the grandmother of historical fiction...I had hoped to enjoy all of hers.
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Really interesting and well written.
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Really enjoyed this one!
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Excellent book! One of the best versions of Anne I've read!
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I was glad to get a new to me perspective on Anne Boleyn. Everything I had read recently, even the book I, Elizabeth was kind of negative about Anne. I think Ive mentioned this before, but I consider her to be a really sympathetic character and Ive always felt like everything that happened to her was a real shame. It amazes me when I realize how little so many people know about this woman who vastly changed the course of history. Her impact on what happened in England is ginormous could any of us imagine an England without Elizabeth I in its history? How different would things have been if this one woman had simply had a male child survive?

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The Fourth Volume of THE QUEENS OF ENGLAND

From the back of the book....
"Beautiful, doomed Anne Boleyn...forbidden to marry the man she loved...trapped by the relentless passion of her liege lord, King Henry VIII...destroyed in a political catastrophe whose poignant echoes still reverberate.
Her attractions were so powerful that Henry VIII broke with the Church in Rome and formed the Church of England, to obtain a forbidden divorce from his first wife to marry Anne. But his love did not last, and Anne was Queen of England for only three unhappy years.
In this magnificent novel, Jean Plaidy lets Anne Boleyn tell her own intimate story...of a brilliant and stormy life in 16th-century Europe's two most powerful and scintillating courts, in England and France...of love, passion, and ambition..of a strange and tragic destiny that leads to a cold, lonely chamber in the Tower of London."
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Young Anne Boleyn was not beautiful but she was irresistible, capturing the hearts of kings and commoners alike. Daughter of an ambitious country lord, Anne was sent to France to learn sophistication, and then to court to marry well and raise the familys fortunes. She soon surpassed even their greatest expectations. Although his queen was loving and loyal, King Henry VIII swore he would put her aside and make Anne his wife. And so he did, though the divorce would tear apart the English church and inflict religious turmoil and bloodshed on his people for generations to come.

Loathed by the English people, who called her the Kings Great Whore, Anne Boleyn was soon caught in the trap of her own ambition. Political rivals surrounded her at court and, when she failed to produce a much-desired male heir, they closed in, preying on the kings well-known insecurity and volatile temper. Wrongfully accused of adultery and incest, Anne found herself imprisoned in the Tower of London, where she was at the mercy of her husband and of her enemies.