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ISBN: 0007190336 / ISBN-13: 9780007190331

The Boleyn Inheritance

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  • The Boleyn Inheritance (Harper) – Mass-market paperback (2007)
    by Philippa Gregory

    The Boleyn Inheritance

    Mass-market paperback, Harper
    2007
    528 pages

    ISBN: 0007190336
    ISBN-13: 9780007190331

    From the bestselling author of 'The Other Boleyn Girl', Philippa Gregory, comes a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of the court of Henry VIII and his final queens. The year is 1539 and the court of Henry VIII is increasingly fearful at the moods of the ageing sick king. With only a baby in the cradle for an heir, Henry has to take another wife and the dangerous prize of the crown of England is won by Anne of Cleves. She has her own good reasons for agreeing to marry a man old enough to be her father, in a country where to ... Show more

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Reviews of The Boleyn Inheritance

Overall customer rating: 4.667
Msread1
by Msread1 on Apr 7, 2011

I thought this book was a great read. Was completely satisfied with my purchase.

leilani

Poor Henry VIII's wives

by leilani on Sep 11, 2010

Gregory has followed up on her gripping tale of Anne Boleyn with the fate of two other wives of Henry. The king is older, despotic, fat, and has a running sore on his leg which smells foul, not a desirable mate. He marries Anne of Cleves, a German from a small Duchy. Henry finds her unattractive, and she thinks he is disgusting. Anne is fortunate; she does not lose her head, but is banished to a remote castle. His next bride is Katherine Howard, related to Anne Boleyn. She is a frivolous teenager who resists the marriage. But her Uncle, Thomas Howard who is power hungry, prevails. Poor Katherine bravely tries to keep the King happy, but a secret affair proves her undoing. Jane Boleyn who has served her sister-in-law Anne, and remains at Court to tend the two present wives, is as devious as her Uncle Howard. She proves to be a menace to Henry's wives. The story is told alternately by the three above women who tell what Henry was like from their perspective. The book is entertaining with its portrayal of life at Henry VIII's Court and the King's deterioration.

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elvyanna

great supplement to the Tudors on HBO

by elvyanna on Aug 28, 2009

This book was reviewed by my book club and we all agreed it was well written and we discussed the similarities between the three women and how they were affected by the times they lived in. We are going to review it once again as some of our members missed the meeting . That is how much we liked the book.

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BurtonReview

Tudor Fiction

by BurtonReview on Apr 26, 2009

This was a good follow up to The Other Boleyn Girl. Tudor Fans must remember that this is pure fiction, but it was a great read for what it was; a good and quick read. The multiple first person accounts did not detract from the story.

photinozino

Intense

by photinozino on Oct 18, 2007

This is one of Gregory's best works yet. I cant get enough of reading about the Tudors and Henry's wives. Unlike the constant princess this story details the lives of two of henry's wives and Jane Boleyn, The sister in-law of the late Anne Boleyn. I finished it quickly because I couldnt tear myself away from it. Its nail biting and teeth grinding. What I like about the way she writes, is that even though you know how history is recorded you are still wanting the outcome to be different because you are so involved with the characters. Poor little Kitty Howard. I would absolutely add this volume to my collection, along with Gregory's other books.

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