Anne Boleyn, die zweite Frau von Heinrich VIII, wurde im Mai 1536
in den Tower gesperrt, wegen Hochverrats angeklagt und für schuldig
befunden und schließlich exekutiert. Vorgeworfen wurde ihr der
Ehebruch mit fünf Männern, darunter auch ihr Bruder George, sowie
ein Komplott gegen den König. Doch die Umstände, die zu ihrer
Inhaftierung führten, sind noch ungeklärt: War es Heinrich VIII,
der Cromwell bat, Beweise gegen Anne zu konstruieren, um sie
loszuwerden und Jane Seymore heiraten zu können? Oder war es
Cromwell selbst, der, aufgrund eigener Interessen, den Fall von
Anne Boleyn ausheckte? In ihrem gründlich recherchierten Buch nimmt
Alison Weir eine Neubewertung der Belege vor und kreiert ein
detailliertes Porträt der letzten Tage einer der einflussreichsten
und bedeutsamsten Persönlichkeiten der englischen Geschichte.
The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry
VIII's second wife, in May 1536 was unprecedented in English
history. It was sensational in its day, and has exerted endless
fascination over the minds of historians, novelists, dramatists,
poets, artists and film-makers ever since. Anne was imprisoned in
the Tower of London on 2 May 1536, and tried and found guilty of
high treason on 15 May. Her supposed crimes included adultery with
five men, one her own brother, and plotting the King's death.
She was executed on 19 May 1536. Mystery surrounds the
circumstances leading up to her arrest. Was it Henry VIII who,
estranged from Anne, instructed Master Secretary Thomas Cromwell to
fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane
Seymour? Or did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case
against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence
before the King? Following the coronation of her daughter Elizabeth
I in 1558, Anne was venerated as a heroine of the English
Reformation. Over the centuries, her dramatic story has inspired
many artistic and cultural works and has remained ever - vivid in
England's popular memory. Never before has there been a book
devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn's fall. Alison Weir has,
through impeccable research, written a superbly detailed and
immensely thrilling account of the last days of one of the most
influential and important figures in English history.
Ausstattung/Bilder: 2010. XIV, 527 p., . ill. on 16 plates (mostly col.).
Abmessung: 196mm x 130mm x 41mm
"One of our best popular historians...with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history" Independent on Sunday "It is testament to Weir's artfulness and elegance as a writer that The Lady in the Tower remains fresh and suspenseful, even though the reader knows what's coming... One of the pleasures of The Lady in the Tower is that it invites the reader into the historiographical process as Weir's emphasis on primary sources allows us to evaluate them alongside her" Independent "Weir...knows her sources well. She writes in an engaging way and adopts an even-handed approach" Irish Times "This is vintage Weir: a thrilling episode of history superbly related and treated with penetrating analysis and a great dollop of common sense" -- Jessie Childs Literary Review "The research is exhaustive... It would be hard to imagine a more thorough examination of any comparable historical issue... Weir is to be congratulated on her impartiality and sound judgement" BBC History Magazine
Alison Weir was born in London and now resides in Surrey. Before becoming a published author in 1989, she was a civil servant, then a housewife and mother. From 1991 to 1997, whilst researching and writing books, she ran a school for children with learning difficulties before taking up writing full-time. Her fourteen history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Lancaster and York, Children of England , Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine , Mary, Queen of Scots, Henry VIII: King and Court, Isabella, Katherine Swynford and, most recently Lady in the Tower. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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