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Win a Copy of The Creation of Anne Boleyn!

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You can be one of 5 people to receive a free copy of Susan Bordo’s new book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen — Enter here! It will be published on Tuesday, 9 April, and is described in this way:

“Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne’s life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really look like? Was she the flaxen-haired martyr of Romantic paintings or the raven-haired seductress of twenty-first-century portrayals? (Answer: neither.) And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Anne’s death more than her life. How could Henry order the execution of a once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and critical analysis, Bordo probes the complexities of one of history’s most infamous relationships.

“Bordo also shows how generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists, and filmmakers imagined and re-imagined Anne: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto “mean girl,” feminist icon, and everything in between. In this lively book, Bordo steps off the well-trodden paths of Tudoriana to expertly tease out the human being behind the competing mythologies.”

You can watch the book’s trailer here. Good luck!
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5 Comments

  Michele Kallio wrote @

I would love to win a copy of The Creation of Anne Boleyn! I have been fascinated by her since I was a teenager more than 40 years ago! I would love to read this book and have it in my library, as a reference book.

  michelekallio wrote @

I would love to win a copy of The Creation of Anne Boleyn! I have been fascinated by her since I was a teenager, more than 40 years ago. I would love to read this book and have it in my reference library!

  historywitch wrote @

Yes yes yes please!!! Anne is one of my top ten most intriguing people in history. 🙂

  Leigh Smith wrote @

I would love to read this book. My middle name is Bolin, after my paternal grandmother’s maiden name. And all my life my maternal Grandmother has called me Leigh Boleyn. Even on the first card that she sent to my Mother after I was born. She was a history fanatic, and spending many summers with her, she was the first to introduce
to my favorte woman in history! The ironic thing is when my cousin was researching the Bolin side of the family, less than 150 years ago it was spelled Boleyn. I’d love to add it to my Tudor Book Collection!

  kelpiemare wrote @

Ok….curious about this! I tend t come down on the side that Henry wanted out of their marriage, that AB was too independently minded and, perhaps, had led him once too often.
If the book is still up for drawing, put me name in the hat please!!


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