Monday, February 1, 2010
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn is based around facts surrounding Queen Anne Boleyn’s fall from court. Author, Alison Weir tries to piece together the best she can what really happened to cause Anne Boleyn to land in the tower and eventually be beheaded.
At first I thought I wasn’t sure how much I would like this book. This is only because when I realized that this book was non fiction with some fiction mixed into it, I wasn’t looking for a book all about facts. I devoured this book in one day. A big reason for this goes to the author, Alison Weir. She kept the facts about Anne Boleyn’s rise and fall interesting and not dry. There was definitely a plot against Anne Boleyn to eliminate her from power. I t was intriguing to learn about how far her enemies reach went. The one person who was very influential in having Anne beheaded was Thomas Cromwell. Alison Weir, I felt did a good job with her research and filling in the gaps on the fall of Anne Boleyn. Fans of the Tudor era should check out The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn.