Sunday, 12 April 2009

The Boleyn Inheritance By Philippa Gregory

This is a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of the court of Henry VIII, and the one woman who destroyed two of his queens. The year is 1539 and the court of Henry VIII is increasingly fearful at the moods of the ageing sick king. With only a baby in the cradle for an heir, Henry has to take another wife and the dangerous prize of the crown of England is won by Anne of Cleves. She has her own good reasons for agreeing to marry a man old enough to be her father, in a country where to her both language and habits are foreign. Although fascinated by the glamour of her new surroundings, she senses a trap closing around her. Katherine is confident that she can follow in the steps of her cousin Anne Boleyn to dazzle her way to the throne but her kinswoman Jane Boleyn, haunted by the past, knows that Anne's path led to Tower Green and to an adulterer's death. The story of these three young women, trying to make their own way through the most volatile court in Europe at a time of religious upheaval and political uncertainty,

I have devoured this book from beginning to end, It took me less than 24 hrs to read it, I was captivated once again by the Tudor era!
This book is told through each of the three women, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Jane Boleyn. And how one brings down the other two!
If you liked the The Other Boleyn Girl this is a must as well!
This book is from the library so cannot pass it on!


Karan said...

I love these Phillipa Gregory books - always a great read. :0)

Karen said...

I have read all but one of Phillipa Gregory's books they are great , the one I havent read yet will get read soon hopefully

Julie said...

less than 24 hours.... WOW

Clare - Aimetu said...

I have just read The Other Queen, my first Philippa Gregory book (I will be blogging it). Iloved every bit of it and now have her others on my to read list.