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Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies

Hayley Nolan



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Little A
01 December 2019
History; British & Irish history
A bold new analysis of one of history's most misrepresented women. History has lied. Anne Boleyn has been sold to us as a dark figure, a scheming seductress who bewitched Henry VIII into divorcing his queen and his church in an unprecedented display of passion. Quite the tragic love story, right? Wrong. In this electrifying expose, Hayley Nolan explores for the first time the full, uncensored evidence of Anne Boleyn's life and relationship with Henry VIII, revealing the shocking suppression of a powerful woman. So leave all notions of outdated and romanticised folklore at the door and forget what you think you know about one of the Tudors' most notorious queens. She may have been silenced for centuries, but this urgent book ensures Anne Boleyn's voice is being heard now. #TheTruthWillOut
By:   Hayley Nolan
Imprint:   Little A
Country of Publication:   United States
ISBN:   9781542041126
ISBN 10:   1542041120
Pages:   332
Publication Date:   01 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hayley Nolan is the historical researcher, writer and presenter of hit social media mini-series The History Review, which reached 3 million viewers in its first year. She also produces and fronts the spin-off iTunes podcast of the same name. Hayley's work has led her to partner with some of the country's most respected historical organisations, including the Houses of Parliament for the 2017 General Election, the National Archives of the UK Government, Historic Royal Palaces including the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace, Royal Museums Greenwich, the English Heritage site of Henry VIII's home, Eltham Palace, and Anne Boleyn's childhood homes of Hever Castle and the Chateau Royal de Blois. A graduate of London's prestigious Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme, Hayley further trained in scriptwriting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Hayley was born on the edge of England's Peak District, and at the age of twelve moved to France, where she grew up in Bordeaux and Chamonix. She now lives in London.

Reviews for Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies

This book is an expose, revealing for the first time, uncensored evidence that shows the truth about Anne Boleyn's life and the suppression and censorship of a powerful woman...So much passion has been poured into this book by Hayley Nolan in a need to rewrite some wrongs...If history is your thing, you'll be hooked. There's so much to sink your teeth into. -Fat Cats and Good Books Fluently written, and full of a lot of humour...This book was fully engaging, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in this period of history. It's also very accessible, so regardless of your prior knowledge of the period, you will learn a lot from Nolan's work. - Stacked Shelves The way we understand history affects the way we understand the world. Minimising and even romanticising domestic abuse through history sends harmful messages about what is acceptable and what is a serious crime. Women's Aid is raising awareness of this with Hayley Nolan, who is examining Henry VIII's harassment and murder of his wife Anne Boleyn, and challenging the way that her story has been told in history. -Adina Claire, acting co-Chief Executive of Women's Aid

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