Review: Six Tudor Queen – Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir

Title: Six Tudor Queens – Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession

Author: Alison Weir

Pages: 544 Pages

Publisher: Headline

The Blurb

The young woman who changed the course of history.

Fresh from the palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws attention at the English court, embracing the play of courtly love.

But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game.

Anne has a spirit worthy of a crown – and the crown is what she seeks. At any price. 

ANNE BOLEYN. The second of Henry’s Queens. Her story.

History tells us why she died. This powerful novel shows her as she lived.


The Review

No one really knows why Anne Boleyn is their favourite of Henry the VIII wives but sure as eggs is eggs most will pick her out of the 6. I would be one of those people for the exact reason that I mentioned. However, recently I started reading Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series and now I couldn’t say who my favourite is.

Weir has very cleverly told the story of the most infamous Tudor king and his wives by creating a believable fictional narrative that is gorgeously wrapped in truth. She has taken real events and information from archived documents to make the Tudor court come alive.

Anne Boleyn is the one that was accused of stealing Henry the VIII from Katherine of Aragon, committing treason and then getting beheaded. She really did have a fascinating life. As Weir tells the story from each queen’s perspective you become more sympathetic to each one.

The final part of this series is released in May and I can honestly say that it is engaging, enjoyable and educational.

A great historical story that comes to life.

Six Tudor Queens – Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir is available now.

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