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Anne Boleyn: One Short Life That Changed the English-Speaking World

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Anne Boleyn twenty years old stepped onto the shore at Dover in the winter of 1521 after several years abroad. She had been sent to France to assimilate French culture and had used the time well. She was all set to make a big impression at the Tudor courtand did capturing the heart of Henry VIII. But this woman who was in the grave by the age of thirtysix and on the throne ...more
Paperback, 141 pages
Published January 8th 2008 by Dayone C/O Grace Books (first published July 28th 2007)
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Sarah Bryson
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Hamer starts off his book by painting the scene into which Anne Boleyn was born. He talks about what England was like during the early 16th century and then describes how the Church played a huge role in men and women’s lives, from the very rich to the very poor. Hamer describes how Catholicism was not just a belief but an everyday part of life that framed how people lived and interacted. It was into this Catholic England that Anne Boleyn was born.

The book then moves on to look brief
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William Dicks
This book was well written and easy to follow. The history of Anne Boleyn is well portrayed and myths and fiction surrounding her are cleared up. It is not a thick book and such is a good introduction into the life of Anne Boleyn.

It is certainly a good read for those who are interested in history, especially surrounding the entry of the Reformation in England and the huge role Anne Boleyn played in securing a strong foothold for the Reformation in England.
Greg
Mar 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
Really disappointing!! Anne is such an interesting point in British history, and instead of facts we get a one-sided hagiography worthy of a medieval monk.
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