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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,556 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Fox Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a life of extraordinary drama, Jane Boleyn was catapulted from relative obscurity to the inner circle of King Henry VIII. As powerful men and women around her became victims of Henry’s ruthless and absolute power, including her own husband and sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn, Jane’s allegiance to the volatile monarchy was sustained and rewarded. But the price for her loyalty would eventually be her undoing and the ruination of her name. For centuries, little beyond rumor and scandal has been associated with “the infamous Lady Rochford.” But now historian Julia Fox sets the record straight and restores dignity to this much-maligned figure whose life and reputation were taken from her.

Drawing upon her own deep knowledge and years of original research, Julia Fox brings us into the inner sanctum of court life, laced with intrigue and encumbered by disgrace. Through the eyes and ears of Jane Boleyn, we witness the myriad players of the stormy Tudor period. Jane emerges as a courageous spirit, a modern woman forced by circumstances to fend for herself in a privileged but vicious world.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Teresa | 2/9/2014

    " This book could be titled "The Wives of Henry VIII" for all the detail it has on these women. Unfortunately, details are lacking for the actual subject of the book, Jane Boleyn. For the first 3/4 of the book, the author speculates on what Jane may or may not have seen and where she may or may not have been. It isn't until the end of the book that we read true historical facts about Jane Boleyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by PJO | 2/5/2014

    " A wonderfully detailed account of the life and times of Anne Boleyn's sister, Jane, who succeeded Anne and other predecessors in King Henry VIII's favors. Whenever I become thoroughly disenchanted with modern political machinations I would do well to think back on Fox's account of what cultural and political maneuvering was once like. Jane's life at (royal) court might disabuse dreamy little girls of their imaginings about the glittery world of knights, kings, and queens. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Bridget | 2/1/2014

    " This book has no personality. It is essentially a history book masked as a novel. The author does nothing to give us a sense of Jane Boleyn as a person, deferring completely to historical documents without trying to "fill in the blanks". Perhaps Jane Boleyn is not as evil as history made her out to be, but this book did little to convince me of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lala | 1/15/2014

    " I was excited to read this book and find out more about the life of Jane Boleyn - but was very disappointed to find out it was more of a re-telling of the Boleyn family with a bit of Jane sprinkled in. While the book was well researched, there wasn't enough about Jane and what was mentioned in the book seemed to be conjecture by the author instead of fact. "

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