Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous Whore' (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


Alison Weir is the "New York Times" bestselling author of several historical biographies, including "The Lady in the Tower, Mistress of the Monarchy, Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Life of Elizabeth I, " and "The Six Wives of Henry VIII, "and of the novels "Captive Queen, Innocent Traitor, " and "The Lady Elizabeth." She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780224093903
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publication Date: August 1st, 2011