Leanda de Lisle

A Woman for All Seasons

The Creation of Anne Boleyn: In Search of the Tudors’ Most Notorious Queen

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Anne Boleyn is an ‘enigma’ whom writers ‘can’t resist the desire to solve’, writes Susan Bordo. ‘I have my own theories,’ she forewarns us, ‘and I won’t hide them.’ The result is a survey of Anne Boleyn’s life and afterlife that is alternately maddening, moving, disconcerting and exhilarating. 

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