Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous Whore' (Hardcover)
Alison Weir reconstructs the real story of the much-maligned and -misrepresented Mary Boleyn, the less famous of the Boleyn sisters. Named "the mistress of kings," Mary was the lover of both Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England, and the rumoured mother to Henry's children. Alternately labelled a victim and a whore, Mary is a woman whose star rose and fell in the glittering Tudor court; a woman whose life ended in banishment and relative obscurity when she dared to marry for love. Through Alison Weir's gripping exploration -- and utterly delectable romp -- of Mary Boleyn's life, a nuanced, vibrant portrait of a fascinating figure in history emerges for the very first time.