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The Resource Anne Boleyn, a king's obsession, Alison Weir

Anne Boleyn, a king's obsession, Alison Weir

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Anne Boleyn, a king's obsession
Title
Anne Boleyn, a king's obsession
Statement of responsibility
Alison Weir
Title variation
Anne Boleyn, a kings obsession
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Language
eng
Summary
Born into a noble English family, Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family's Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. This strategic move on the part of her opportunistic father also becomes a chance for the girl to grow and discover herself. There, and later in France, Anne thrives, preferring to absorb the works of progressive writers rather than participate in courtly flirtations. She also begins to understand the inequalities and indignities suffered by her gender. Anne isn't completely inured to the longings of the heart, but her powerful family has ambitious plans for her future that override any wishes of her own. When the King of England himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances -- reminding him that he is a married man who has already conducted an affair with her sister, Mary. Anne's rejection only intensifies Henry's pursuit, but in the absence of a male heir -- and given an aging Queen Katherine -- the opportunity to elevate and protect the Boleyn family, and to exact vengeance on her envious detractors, is too tempting for Anne to resist, even as it proves to be her undoing
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Summary
A follow-up to Katherine of Aragon finds Henry VIII risking his marriage and the political strategies of Cardinal Wolsey in his obsession to marry Anne Boleyn, who does not welcome the king's advances and loathes the cardinal for breaking her betrothal to Harry Percy
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
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Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6123.E36
LC item number
A55 2017b
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
  • Six Tudor queens
  • Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
Series volume
[bk. 2]
Target audience
adult
Label
Anne Boleyn, a king's obsession, Alison Weir
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 827-840)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn971509486
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
843 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495792
Lccn
2017014080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)971509486
Label
Anne Boleyn, a king's obsession, Alison Weir
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 827-840)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn971509486
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
843 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495792
Lccn
2017014080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)971509486

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