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Jane Boleyn by Julia Fox
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Dec 17, 2008

did not like it
Recommended for: people who are newcomers to Tudor history
Read in December, 2008

I was really looking forward to reading this book, but was sorely disappointed.
Jane Boleyn, is something of a shadowy figure, so I assumed that this book would bring forth lots of new information and insights into her characterand circumstances.

Unfortunately all this book did was rehash the well worn stories of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard's downfalls, with which the story of Jane is so closely linked.

The information specifically relating to Jane could have been presented in a short research paper, as such the book comes across as needlessly over long.

Author also has an irritating habit of inferring how Jane would have felt in particular situations, despite the fact that there was never any proof of it.

Overall I was extremely disappointed with this book.
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