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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,561 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Fox Narrator: Julia Barrie Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Jane Rochford was the sister-in-law to Anne Boleyn and Lady of the Bedchamber to Catherine Howard, whom she followed to the scaffold in 1542.

Hers is a life of extraordinary drama as a witness to and participant in the greatest events of Henry's reign. Her supposed part in both Anne Boleyn's and Catherine Howard's downfall has led to her being reviled through the centuries.

In this fascinating biography, Julia Fox repudiates the idea of the infamous Lady Rochford, and Jane emerges as a rather modern woman forced by brutal circumstances to fend for herself in a politically lethal world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 2/11/2014

    " This book sat on my shelf for a while before I finally picked it up and read it. It took a little while to get into it, but in the end I did find it very interesting. After having read "The Other Boleyn Girl" I was interested to find out what was historical and what was fictional. This book took a very different take on Jane's role in the events surrounding Anne's death. While the book didn't give much information about Jane herself, I did like learning about the historical events surrounding her life. I think it is a fascinating time period and it is very interesting to think about Henry VIII's motivations, though of course this book is not about that. I'll have to find another book that focuses more on Henry VIII. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 1/19/2014

    " I wasn't really in-depth on my English history when I started to read this book. It would appear that the author is making some assumptions that may or may not hold water with other historians since it it seems there is little documented evidence about Jane Boleyn's role in, first, the Anne Boleyn affair and death and, second, in Catherine Parr's. BTW, Jane Boleyn was Anne's sister-in-law, not her sister and it was her husband that Anne was supposed to be having an affair with and who was killed with Anne - supposedly based on Jane Boleyn's accusations. However, it was a good book with some interesting assumptions. History is fascinating and this is another look at a woman who may have been seriously maligned by others and may not ruly have been the evil sister-in-law that others have made her out to be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cookie | 1/13/2014

    " Pretty good read, but find Jane is just as mysterious as always. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/10/2014

    " The title of this book is misleading. Jane Boleyn is lagrely absent from the historical record, and she is far from the central character in this book. The author describes events in Jane's lifetime, and then tosses in an aside such as, "Jane was probably present for this." Lady Rochford was famous for selling out her husband George Boleyn and her sister-in-law Anne Boleyn, but this book didn't even make her the main character during this period. It's a well-written history, but I was expecting it to be more about Lady Rochford. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starratier | 1/7/2014

    " Interesting and to the point and some different then how they like to portray her in other books and movies "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlene Vickers | 12/31/2013

    " All the evidence we have for Jane Boleyn's life could fit into a four-page flyer. This book is therefore so heavily padded that I question its necessity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 12/28/2013

    " The writing was very lively for a historical biography. The author used a lot of source material to flesh out this satellite member of the Boleyn family. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 12/19/2013

    " I didn't care for this book at all, it dragged on and I kept waiting for some peice of new fact or information that I didn't know....was very disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli Cassaday | 6/12/2012

    " Very slow start about Jane's background, then seemed to rush through the dramatic parts. Disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/26/2012

    " Good - there isn't tons of historical documentation of Jane Boleyn, so sometimes this felt that the facts were being lengthened for the book's sake, but it did a nice job of representing Jane in a different light to the historical jealous/bitter sister/wife figure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 2/13/2012

    " Limited value in terms of its constrib to the study of tudor history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/7/2012

    " Pretty dry overall. She may or may not have been the conniving bitch as portrayed in TOBG. Regardless, she helped Catherine Howard set up illicit rendezvous. Not a wise career move. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 11/4/2011

    " So far the book is being told more in the third person as a historical facts that occurred instead of by the character herself. I'm not sure I'll finish this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 9/10/2011

    " Well done look at a lesser known player in Henry's court. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla | 3/28/2011

    " Pretty interesting read. It was fascinating what lengths people would go to to get what they want. Greed, jealousy, vengeance... This book had it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marina | 1/18/2011

    " Really interesting and educational! I read this because I had been reading Phillipa Gregory's novels. It was really interesting to see the differences between the reality and real history and what Phillip Gregory wrote. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/11/2010

    " Good - there isn't tons of historical documentation of Jane Boleyn, so sometimes this felt that the facts were being lengthened for the book's sake, but it did a nice job of representing Jane in a different light to the historical jealous/bitter sister/wife figure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aoife | 12/3/2010

    " There are just too few solid facts about this enigmatic supporting player of the Tudor court. The book couldn't hold my attention as all there was to do was rehash what has already been told many a time about Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 8/17/2010

    " Limited value in terms of its constrib to the study of tudor history. "

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About the Author
After graduating from the University of London, Julia Fox taught history in both public and private schools for a number of years, specializing in the Tudors and in nineteenth-century Britain and Europe. She also worked as a historical researcher. She currently lives with her husband, the historian John Guy, and their two cats. She is the author of one previous book, Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford.
About the Narrator

Julia Barrie is an actress who has appeared in such movies and shows as Doctors, Where There’s Smoke, and Close Relations.