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Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford by Julia Fox

Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford

by Julia Fox

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Abridged Edition
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6 Hrs.
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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.

Born to aristocratic parents in the English countryside, young Jane Parker found a suitable match in George Boleyn, brother to Anne, the woman who would eventually be the touchstone of England's greatest political and religious crisis. Once settled in the bustling, spectacular court of Henry VIII as the wife of a nobleman, Jane was privy to the regal festivities of masques and jousts, royal births and funerals, and she played an intimate part in the drama and gossip that swirled around the king's court.

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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Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
Reviewer ddahlke
 July 21, 2008
This book had some wonderful details about more famous folks during Tudor times - all except for Jane!!

The book was full of statements such as "Jane may have been there" or "It is quite possible that Jane would have"...Thus, the book is really more about Anne Boleyn, Henry, and Catherine Howard, and the other intriguing players. I had hoped to learn more about Jane, but there were few, if any, details revealed in this book. Most of the things said about Jane were suppositions rather than facts. I did enjoy it, though, as the whole cast of characters from that decade left quite a tale to tell. DJD

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  • Published: December 2007
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: J027226
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