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The Tudor Wife by Emily Purdy
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Jun 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: genre-historical, i-own, writer-female, publication-2010s, format-paperback, stars-4

Review - I preferred this one of Emily Purdy's books to Mary and Elizabeth. Purdy seems to have very slightly twisted the historical record to allow her historical license. Very cleverly written and recommended to anyone interested in the Tudor era. It was very clever from the perspective of Jane Boleyn (nee Parker), Lady Rochford. There is a lot of controversy surrounding her, particularly as to the roles she played in the downfalls of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and whether she really was mad at the end of her life. It wouldn't surprise me. Hence, why this book drew me in. Seeing Anne in particular from someone's point of view who was in the family, but on the fringes of her circle, offers us a completely different view.

Genre? - Historical / Romance / Drama

Characters? - Jane Boleyn / Anne Boleyn / Thomas Cromwell / George Boleyn / Katherine Howard / Henry VIII / Henry Norris / William Brereton / Mary Boleyn / Thomas Boleyn / Francis Weston / Mark Smeaton / Jane Seymour / Anne of Cleves

Setting? - London (England)

Series? - N/A

Recommend? - Yes

Rating - 18/20

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