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Mary Boleyn

'The Great and Infamous Whore'

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* Mary Boleyn is remembered by posterity as a great and infamous whore . * She was the mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and sister to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII s second wife. She may secretly have borne Henry a child and it was because of his adultery with Mary that his marriage to Anne was annulled. * It is not hard to see how this tangled web of relationships has given rise to rumours and misconceptions that have been embroidered over the centuries. * In this, the first full-scale biography of Mary Boleyn, Alison Weir explodes much of the mythology that surrounds her subject and uncovers the facts about one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. * Her extensive, forensic research has facilitated a new and detailed portrayal, in which she recounts that, contrary to popular belief, Mary was entirely undeserving of her posthumous notoriety as a great whore or the hackney whom the King of France famously boasted of riding. * Weir also presents compelling new evidence that almost conclusively determines the paternity of Mary s two oldest children. * In this astonishing and riveting book, Alison Weir shows that Mary s sto

Product code: 9780099546481

ISBN 9780099546481
No. of pages 464
Dimensions H198xW129xS30
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret.