British history is rich in enthralling stories: pivotal moments that changed the future of the country; moments of drama, suspense, intrigue. Dive right into the heart of the dramatic downfall of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII.
The queen's abomination, both in inconvenient living and other offences towards the king's highness was so rank and common that her ladies of her privy chamber and her chamberers could not contain it within their breasts.
From Anne's rivalry with Jane Seymour, to her last days and her execution, this account captures the moments at the very heart of Anne's fall from favour. Plunging the reader into the middle of the story, this is narrative history at its most evocative and readable. Charting the events leading up to Anne's death through accounts of several members of the Tudor court, P. Friedmann is able to build up a picture of Anne's final days.
Paul Friedmann wrote his monumental two-volume biography of Anne in the 1880s and it is still used as a standard work of reference by historians today because of the level of detail it provides of Anne's daily life.