The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir

The Lady in the Tower Book

I recently read “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel, a fascinating “revisionist” novel whose protagonist is Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s councilor. This history of Anne Boleyn’s last days is a perfect companion volume. In engrossing detail, Alison Weir chronicles the final months of Anne Boleyn’s life, from her last glimpse of Henry to her date with the executioner. All the familiar characters are there, and if you thought you knew this story already, I guarantee you’ll be enthralled and appalled by the detail Weir has unearthed. Makes an interesting counterpoint to Mantel’s fictional version, which ends a few years before the Weir book begins.

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