Friday, December 31, 2010
The Lady in the Tower
This was my audio pick for the week. The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Allison Weir. Its the first time that I have read/listened to her work.
The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, in May 1536 was unprecedented in the annals of English history. It was sensational in its day, and has exerted endless fascination over the minds of historians, novelists, dramatists, poets, artists and film-makers ever since. Anne was imprisoned in the Tower of London on 2 May 1536, and tried and found guilty of high treason on 15 May. Her supposed crimes included adultery with five men, one her own brother, and plotting the King's death. She was executed on 19 May 1536. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest.
When I purchased this I didn't realize that it was nonfiction, but I am really glad that I listened to it instead of reading. I just loved it, i found it interesting, it grabbed my attention and so much history in there that I found intriguing. The only thing that I found disappointing was that it only covered the last few months of Anne's life, I would have liked to read more about her.