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A book by Philippa Gregory

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  • Nov 21, 2008
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The timeline of The Boelyn Inheritance follows that of The Other Boelyn Girl; Anne and George Boelyn have both lost their heads (literally) to Henry VIII....who is now poised to take yet another wife. The seemingly naive Anne of Cleves--who with her German accent and odd (to English eyes) manner of dress manages to alienate the aging, ill king in their very first meeting. It is, however, a political and strategic union (as most of them are)....but the king has taken an immediate dislike to his betrothed (caused of course by their unfortunate first encounter) and seeks reasons to break the marital contract. Meanwhile, a member of the Queen's court has caught the King's wayward eye; the very, very, very young and dim-witted Katherine Howard.
In a tale told from three different perspectives--Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Jane Boelyn (the widow of George and sister-in-law of Anne) all detail their experiences with an increasingly paranoid king...living in denial as to his health and sex appeal, and surrounding himself with a royal court who are committed to reinforcing his delusions. And in a time where it has become increasingly dangerous to be a love interest of Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves proves that she may be even a might more clever than the original Anne. Chock full of scandal, betrayal, and deceit, The Boelyn Inheritance is a force to be reckoned with.


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The Boleyn Inheritance
  Anne of Cleves. Katherine Howard. Jane Rochford. These three women share an inheritance born of deceit and political ambition, cast upon a stage with monarch Henry VIII, a man who has deluded himself into believing he is the direct recipient of God's word. By the time Henry has given Anne Boleyn over to the court for execution, he is infected with a persistent madness that touches all those around him. Advised by the Duke of Norfolk, who raised two Howard women to the throne of England …
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ISBN-10: 1439124671 (MM pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9781439124673 (MM pbk.)
Author: Philippa Gregory
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Pocket
Date Published: December 30, 2008 (reprint)
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