Thursday, 28 October 2010

"The Enchantments of Romance"

"There is no name in the annals of female royalty over which the enchantments of romance have cast such bewildering spells as that of Anne Boleyn." - Agnes Strickland, author of The Lives of the Queens of England 
Best-selling British historian, Alison Weir (above), reflects on the recent resurgence of interest in Anne Boleyn in an article published on The Anne Boleyn Files. Miss Weir has recently written three highly successful novels - Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and The Captive Queen - but she is perhaps best-known for her non-fiction works, which include accounts of the mysterious death of the Princes in the Tower, the Wars of the Roses, the murder of Lord Darnley, the downfall of Anne Boleyn, the mid-Tudor monarchy, and the Tower of London, as well as biographies of the six wives of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII, Isabella of France and Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster.

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