Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous Whore'

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Random House, Oct 6, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret.

In this, the first full-length biography of Mary Boleyn, Alison Weir explodes much of the mythology that surrounds her subject's notoriety. Her extensive research gives us a new and detailed portrayal, revealing Mary as one of hte most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age.

From the internationally bestselling author of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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Review: Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings

User Review  - Pauline Montagna - Goodreads

This is really a book for historians and writers of historical fiction, as it can't be called a great read. However, for those who are interested in how history is written it is fascinating. We think ... Read full review

Review: Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings

User Review  - Elena - Goodreads

Weir's biography about Mary Boleyn does contain one shocking reveal: it is desolate how little is known about Anne's less famous sister. And I mean it: for half of her life we do not even know where ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess and the novels, Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.

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