Anne Boleyn: In Her Own Wordsthe Words of Those Who Knew Her

Elizabeth Norton


Anne Boleyn: In Her Own Wordsthe Words of Those Who Knew Her

Anne Boleyn: In Her Own Wordsthe Words of Those Who Knew Her

  • Title: Anne Boleyn: In Her Own Wordsthe Words of Those Who Knew Her
  • Author: Elizabeth Norton
  • ISBN: 9781445600437
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover



The complete letters, dispatches and chronicles that tell the real story of Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, caused comment wherever she went Through the chronicles, letters and dispatches written by both Anne and her contemporaries, it is possible to see her life and thoughts as she struggled to become queen of England, ultimately ending her lifeThe complete letters, dispatches and chronicles that tell the real story of Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, caused comment wherever she went Through the chronicles, letters and dispatches written by both Anne and her contemporaries, it is possible to see her life and thoughts as she struggled to become queen of England, ultimately ending her life on the scaffold Only through the original sources is it truly possible to evaluate the real Anne George Wyatt s Life of Queen Anne provided the first detailed account of the queen, based on the testimony of those that knew her The poems of Anne s supposed lover, Thomas Wyatt, as well as accounts such as Cavendish s Life of Wolsey also give details of her life, as do the hostile dispatches of the Imperial Ambassador, Eustace Chapuys and the later works of the slanderous Nicholas Slander and Nicholas Harpsfield Henry VIII s love letters and many of Anne s own letters survive, providing an insight into the love affair that changed England forever The reports on Anne s conduct in the Tower of London show the queen s shock and despair when she realised that she was to die Collected together for the first time, these and other sources make it possible to view the real Anne Boleyn through her own words and those of her contemporaries.


Recent Comments "Anne Boleyn: In Her Own Wordsthe Words of Those Who Knew Her"

This isn't yet another biography on Anne Boleyn, but instead collects many of the sources that historians rely on to `read' Anne. Norton's work is, therefore, an interesting departure and might be especially intriguing for readers who are not used to working with primary source texts.Norton keeps her commentary to a minimum but does insert some common-sense warnings about the agendas that underpin some of these texts, and the way in which they slant their biases.My caveat is that quite a few of [...]

Source: Free copy from Amberley Publishing for the purpose of review.Anne Boleyn became Henry's second wife during a tumultuous period of Henry VIII's reign. After many years of marriage to Catherine of Aragon, one child lived to adulthood, the princess Mary. Henry knew he was capable of fathering a son, his mistress Bessie Blount had delivered a healthy son. Henry was desperate to have a son as his heir. His obsession to bed Anne Boleyn---which led to her insisting they marry---which meant he h [...]

I rather liked reading Henry's letters, despite the fact that they were to Anne Boleyn. It showed a different side to him than the tyrant we have all come to know through the ages. Of course, it is no secret that I am not a fan of Anne herself, though. It was interesting to see what her contemporaries had to say about her rise and fall, and to see how clearly they were all biased one way or the other. I in particular enjoy reading Chapuys' letters, though his bias is obvious, because without the [...]

I was very excited when I first heard about this book by Elizabeth Norton. I have a copy of the love letters Henry VIII wrote to Anne Boleyn and also copies in other books of letters written by Anne or about her, but I did not have any book which compiled all of these valuable resources together. Often when researching or simply trying to find out something about Anne I would have to skip from one book to another looking for a particular letter or document; while the more books the merrier, I ha [...]

ISBN? - 9781445600437General Subject/s? - History / Tudors / Anne BoleynTitle? - The title suggests a book of primary sources and it certainly doesn't disappoint. There are very few surviving sources in Anne's hand but the others are just as valuable.General Analysis? - This is a great book and a must-have for scholars of Anne Boleyn, as it includes all of the major sources, by Eustace Chapuys, George Wyatt, John Foxe, the love letters and George Constantine, among others. The Chapuys letters ar [...]

In The Anne Boleyn Papers Elizabeth Norton has compiled every letter written by Anne- or said to be written by her- letters to Anne from Henry VIII and all the accounts relating to Anne from her life and in the years following her death. Norton also includes negative accounts on Anne, giving the reader a balanced view. This book is great for those interested in history, and particularly Anne Boleyn. It has all the primary sources concerning Anne, and gives the reader as much a clear view on Anne [...]

Very good and interesting book about Anne and the people who knew Anne Boleyn. Great read and I recommend the book.

Excellent, researched based, extensive primary and secondary reference list.


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