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Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir

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Thursday 1st June at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5

Alison Weir recounts one of the most sensational episodes in English history, revealing a courageous, determined woman on a headlong course to tragedy. Be prepared for your perceptions to be challenged.   An extraordinary young woman, born into an ambitious family. Destined to be the focus of scandal and calumny. Fresh from the cultivated hothouse of Renaissance France, Anne Boleyn draws attention at the English court. A nobleman, a poet and a king vie for her love. She has a spirit worthy of a crown – and a crown is what she seeks. It is a more powerful aphrodisiac than love. And so she embarks on her perilous course, which will plunge a kingdom into turmoil. Blood will flow on her account. Her only protection is the King’s great love. Anne Bolyen. The second of Henry VIII’s queens. Her story.

Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She has published seventeen history books, including Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Lady in the Tower and Elizabeth of York, and six historical novels. Her latest biography is The Lost Tudor Princess. Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession is the second in a series of novels about the wives of Henry VIII, following on from Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen.