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Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies by Hayley Nolan

Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies

Hayley Nolan

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: Little A
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 1 Dec 2019
ISBN: 9781542041126

A bold new analysis of one of history’s most misrepresented women.

4 stars out of 5
Martin Chilton
1 Dec 2019

Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies is a powerful plea to stop normalising or romanticising the narrative around this brutal era. Nolan’s rebuttal of “anti-Boleyn propaganda” has a modern energy. When Nolan discusses Henry’s advances to the young Boleyn, for example, she notes: “So far, so Hollywood. Anne could hardly tell His Majesty to back off and jog on.” The slang may ruffle old-style academic feathers but, overall, Boleyn is well served by a fresh perspective.