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Mary Boleyn by Alison Weir
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Jan 16, 2012

it was ok

I have enjoyed many of Weir's non fiction works in the past. I have found that for history books they read more like fiction as Weir tends to write in a colourful manner that adds life into facts.

The two star rating is not for the style of writing but more for the fact that this book mainly highlights the fact that there is very little reliable information on the life of Mary, and as such was it really necessary to write a book on someone when there are not many sources to provide a detailed account of their life?

I understand the interest in Mary Boleyn since PG's Other Boleyn Girl, the movie and The Tudors. But really all i found out about Mary is that there is very little known about her. I was expecting a more detailed account of her life but the only thing that I learnt from this book that I did not already know was that her affair with Henry was not greatly known and talked about at the time it was happening. Thats it, the only thing that I had not gained from other books.


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