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The Creation Of Anne Boleyn

Author : Susan Bordo
ISBN : 9781780744292
Genre : History
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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 even look like?! 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 popular culture Bordo probes the complexities of one of history's most infamous relationships. In her inimitable, straight-talking style Bordo dares to confront the established histories, stepping off the well-trodden paths of Tudoriana to expertly tease out the human being behind the myths.
Category: History

History Fiction And The Tudors

Author : William B. Robison
ISBN : 9781137438836
Genre : History
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This is the first book-length study of the award-winning historical drama The Tudors. In this volume twenty distinguished scholars separate documented history, plausible invention, and outright fantasy in a lively series of scholarly, but accessible and engaging essays. The contributors explore topics including Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, his other wives and family, gender and sex, kingship, the court, religion, and entertainments.
Category: History

Fatal Throne The Wives Of Henry Viii Tell All

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ISBN : 9781524716219
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The tragic lives of Henry VIII and his six wives are reimagined by seven acclaimed and bestselling authors in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of Wolf Hall and Netflix's The Crown. He was King Henry VIII, a charismatic and extravagant ruler obsessed with both his power as king and with siring a male heir. They were his queens--six ill-fated women, each bound for divorce, or beheading, or death. Watch spellbound as each of Henry's wives attempts to survive their unpredictable king and his power-hungry court. See the sword flash as fiery Anne Boleyn is beheaded for adultery. Follow Jane Seymour as she rises from bullied court maiden to beloved queen, only to die after giving birth. Feel Catherine Howard's terror as old lovers resurface and whisper vicious rumors to Henry's influential advisors. Experience the heartache of mothers as they lose son after son, heir after heir. Told in stirring first-person accounts, Fatal Throne is at once provocative and heartbreaking, an epic tale that is also an intimate look at the royalty of the most perilous times in English history. Who's Who: M. T. Anderson - Henry VIII Candace Fleming - Katharine of Aragon Stephanie Hemphill - Anne Boleyn Lisa Ann Sandell - Jane Seymour Jennifer Donnelly - Anna of Cleves Linda Sue Park - Catherine Howard Deborah Hopkinson - Kateryn Parr
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Destruction Of Hillary Clinton

Author : Susan Bordo
ISBN : 9781925603026
Genre : Political Science
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• The essential analysis of how and why Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election by acclaimed cultural critic and historian Susan Bordo • The Destruction of Hillary Clinton offers insightful blow-by-blow analysis of how Clinton—the most well-qualified and experienced candidate ever to run for president—lost to a former reality TV star • Susan Bordo is a hugely respected feminist scholar and philosopher, author of the seminal Pulitzer Prize-nominated Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body, and known for her persuasive but accessible writing style • Her most recent book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn, looks at how Anne Boleyn, like Hillary Clinton, has been made out to be scheming, overly ambitious and untrustworthy in popular culture • Will appeal to all those whose hopes were invested in Clinton as the first woman president, and who have been mortified by Trump's catastrophic rise to power • Bordo currently holds the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky • Will be the subject of a major marketing and publicity campaign from Text that will coincide with US publication
Category: Political Science


Author : Susan Bordo
ISBN : 9780520264205
Genre : History
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The first collection of its kind, Provocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist Thought is historically organized and transnational in scope, highlighting key ideas, transformative moments, and feminist conversations across national and cultural borders. Emphasizing feminist cross-talk, transnational collaborations and influences, and cultural differences in context, this anthology heralds a new approach to studying feminist history. Provocations includes engaging, historically significant primary sources by writers of many nationalities in numerous genres—from political manifestos to theoretical and cultural analysis to poetry and fiction. These texts range from those of classical antiquity to others composed during the Arab Spring and represent Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Western Europe, and the United States. Each section begins with an introductory essay that presents central ideas and explores connections among readings, placing them in historical, national, and intellectual contexts and concluding with questions for discussion and reflection.
Category: History

Anne Boleyn

Author : Joanna Denny
ISBN : 1439560048
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A stunning biography reveals the truth about Anne Boleyn, the highly literate and accomplished English queen executed in May 1536 for charges of adultery, and explores the intrigue, romance, danger of the Tudor court, and the turbulent times that changed England forever. Reprint.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

King S Fool

Author : Margaret Campbell Campbell Barnes
ISBN : 9781402227288
Genre : Fiction
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"A moving and lifelike portrait... a thoroughly delightful novel." - New York Times Country-lad-turned-jester Will Somers tells the behind-the-scenes story of King Henry VIII and his six wives. Told by the man who saw the triumphs and tragedies, weddings, divorces, and dramatic pageantry that was the Tudor court. When country lad Will Somers lands himself the plum position of jester to the mercurial King Henry VIII, he has no idea that he's just been handed a front-row seat to history. At court Will witnesses firsthand the dizzying power struggles and sly scheming that marked the reign of the fiery Tudor king. A confidante of all six wives of Henry VIII including the tragic Katherine of Aragon, the doomed Anne Boleyn, and the charming princess Mary Tudor, Will's tale casts a new light on England's most infamous king. This intimate peek into the royal chambers gives readers a unique perspective on the capricious King Henry, told from the point of view of a sympathetic friend whose loyalty never wavered. A unique tale of tumultuous Tudor England, fans of Philippa Gregory, Anya Seton and Sharon Kay Penman will delight in this new look at a well-known dynasty from world-renowned historical novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes. Other books about the six wives of Henry VIII and the Tudors by Margaret Campbell Barnes: Brief Gaudy Hour a refreshing novel of Anne Boleyn, cast in a new light My Lady of Cleves a fresh story of Anne of Cleves, the bride who survived Henry VIII The Tudor Rose the richly drawn story of Elizabeth of York who united a kingdom and birthed a dynasty What readers are saying about The King's Fool: "a remarkable insider tale of the Tudor court" "I loved this REFRESHING perspective" "What a great way to look at King Henry VIII. Henry was a very difficult King to feel compassion for. Yet, after reading this book, one is reminded that things aren't always as the world views it." "But THIS book revealed sides to all characters in depths I've never seen." "a deftly written, well-researched, absorbing story" "If you liked The Other Boleyn Girl, here's another prospective of Henry 8th court." "Absolutely loved this book~ Must read for any TUDOR fan." What reviewers are saying about The King's Fool: "A moving and lifelike portrait... a thoroughly delightful novel." - New York Times "Immensely entertaining and absorbing." - Chicago Tribune "A dramatic story, full of color and good characters, great people made more human." - Book of the Month Club "...Watch the king's cruel vanities through the eyes of a friend whose love and sympathy never waver." - News Chronicle What everyone is saying about Margaret Campbell Barnes: "Margaret Campbell Barnes has added brilliant hues to a picture which never lacked in color." - Vancouver (BC) Daily Province "Immensely entertaining and absorbing." - Chicago Tribune "Turns A BRILLIANT LIGHT on one of the lustiest and one of the most dramatic periods of English history." - Philadelphia Inquirer
Category: Fiction

The Tudors

Author : G.J. Meyer
ISBN : 0440339146
Genre : History
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains a The Tudors discussion guide. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer provides a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty—and some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. In 1485, Henry Tudor, whose claim to the English throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, nevertheless sailed from France with a ragtag army to take the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four centuries. Fifty years later, his son, Henry VIII, aimed to seize even greater powers—ultimately leaving behind a brutal legacy that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country. Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before realizing his dream. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir, while Elizabeth I sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive. The Tudors presents the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes, of this enthralling era.
Category: History