Blood Royal

Blood Royal Recounts the story of the Boleyn family detailing the experiences of Mary and Anne and their relationships with Henry VIII their brilliant but ill fated brother George and their children one of wh

  • Title: Blood Royal
  • Author: Mollie Hardwick
  • ISBN: 9780312025489
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Recounts the story of the Boleyn family, detailing the experiences of Mary and Anne and their relationships with Henry VIII, their brilliant but ill fated brother George, and their children, one of whom would rule England.

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    1. Well, I almost gave this book 2 stars (it was ok) since I made it through the whole book, but the only reason I read through the whole thing was to get the history. If you're looking for a book on the Boleyns that's more history than fiction, you may like this one. I found the historical parts interesting and it was well written, but the Boleyn line is one of my least favorites because of Mary, and I didn't realize she was in this one SO much - all the parts about her were accounts of one affair [...]

    2. The most interesting thing about this book is that it is primarily about the Boleyns, and does not just focus on Henry VIII and his affair with Anne Boleyn, or his other wives. It starts with the marriage of Henry VII to Elizabeth, and perhaps even tells more about Mary than it dos Anne (because she lived longer?), but does not really say much about Queen Elizabeth at all. In fact, the closer the generations got to our own time, the less was said about them, until the story just seemed to drop a [...]

    3. My eyes roll to the back of my head whenever Tom Wyatt has a narrative anywhere, and this book is no different, but thank god it's only like a total of 40 pages of 320. Other than that, this was a beautifully written book about the Boleyn family, following Elizabeth and Mary Boleyn primarily.

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