The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance

Large Print - 2007
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The year is 1539 and the court of Henry VIII is fearful at the moods of the ageing sick king. With only a baby in the cradle for an heir, Henry has to take another wife and the dangerous prize of the crown of England is won by Anne of Cleves.
Publisher: Bath, Eng. : Thorndike, Windsor, Paragon, 2007.
Edition: Unabridged large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781405616973
9781405616966
9780786292288
0786292288
Branch Call Number: GRE
Characteristics: 731 pages

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MargieAnn
Mar 28, 2013

Loved every bit of it.

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sasha21
Nov 25, 2011

I absolutely LUV all books by Philippa Gregory!!!!

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lmpoulson
Aug 25, 2011

Brilliant book. My only complaints being it was pretty slow moving and a few chapters could definitely have been eliminated and it wouldn't have made a shred of difference. But overall, brilliant story, fantastic research, amazing writer. Loved it.

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stasiaandkksmom
May 17, 2011

This book is AMAZING! couldn't put it down! want to read it again and aagain!

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beverlymccool
Apr 18, 2011

Fantastic!! Make sure to read "The Other Boleyn Girl" first and you'll know everything thats going on. If you like historical fiction, you'll enjoy this.

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zipread
Feb 24, 2011

Gregory's book, one of historical fiction is set in England during the tumultuous time of Henry VIII. The novel is a story about many things, chief among them being fear.
Henry, having disposed of his first three wives, sends for Anne of Cleves, betrothed to him by her manipulating brother. Anne arrives in England neither speaking the local language nor knowledgeable of the local politics.
When she is assaulted by a fat, ugly, flatulent, stinking old man who kisses her fully on the lips she shoves him away, wipes her lips and spits out his spittle. Too bad she didn't know it was really Henry, her future husband, in masques, a man who still saw himself as a handsome young man --- not the corpulent, aged king he had become.
From that moment on Anne's fate has been sealed. And it isn't sealed for the best.
This is a novel about fear: the fear of the accused, the fear of the innocent,
It's about absolutand the power and absolute corruption when the king talks to god and god replies saying whatever the king wishes him to say and the king is not accountable to anyone but his aqpricious self.
And what about suspense?
Who will live, who will die, who will tell on whom, who will meet the executioner? Who will live, who will survive? That is the suspense. And it is there in spades.
A good book to read? You bet? Can't put it down? Ditto.

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B_Mammen
Nov 09, 2010

I find this an Interesting way of setting up the format for this book.

Individual chapters for each character, place and date and proceeding by this method to tell an interesting story from history.

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AndreaRowe
Sep 15, 2010

Another fascinating book by Philippa Gregory. This book tells the story of Jane Boleyn, George's wife and sister-in-law to Anne, as well as the unfortunate tale of Anne of Cleves and Kitty Howard, wives number four and five to Henry VIII.

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tinker_bell19
Jul 27, 2010

Let's just say it's better than I thought. Much better....It made me want to know more about King Henry and his many wives.

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HylaryL
Jan 25, 2010

A very good follow-up to the "Other Boleyn Girl" explaining what happens after Anne Boleyn's execution. I found it to be more enjoyable than "The Other Boleyn Girl" (it's more fast-paced) and liked the three different point of views the story is told from. Overall a very good and interesting story that combines history, romance, and deception.

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HylaryL
Jan 25, 2010

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HylaryL
Jan 25, 2010

Philippa Gregory continues her account of life in the court of Henry VIII, this time focusing on the experiences of three women: Anne of Cleves, Jane Boleyn, and Katherine Howard. The novel shows the way in which the marriages of Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard to King Henry intertwine with Jane Boleyn's struggle to redeem herself following the execution of her husband and sister-in-law, Anne and George Boleyn. The story's twists and turns demonstrate the volatility of the court life during the reign of Henry VIII, as well as the precarious position of women as pawns in the ambitions of men.

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HylaryL
Jan 25, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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