Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 2
Posted By Claire on April 14, 2015
On the Tudor Trail’s Natalie Grueninger is hosting Sarah Bryson, author of Mary Boleyn: In a Nutshell, today for a Q&A session.
Natalie is travelling around Spain at the moment doing research on places connected to Catherine of Aragon, so is unable to do a giveaway on her blog. However, if you follow these steps then you can be in with a chance of winning a copy of Mary Boleyn:
- Click here to head over to Natalie’s Q&A session with Sarah.
- Comment below this post saying what question/answer you found the most interesting and why. Comment before midnight 21 April 2015.
A comment will be picked at random and the winner contacted shortly after the closing date.
Here is the tour schedule with links so that you can enjoy each article and enter all of the giveaways:
- 13 April – Gareth Russell’s Confessions of a Ci-Devant blog – http://garethrussellcidevant.blogspot.com.es/2015/04/mary-boleyn-by-sarah-bryson-giveaway.html?m=1 – Sarah discusses the changing perceptions of Mary Boleyn.
- 14 April – On the Tudor Trail – http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/ – Natalie hosts a Q&A with Sarah.
- 15 April – The Anne Boleyn Files – here! – Sarah discusses Mary Boleyn’s appearance.
- 16 April – QueenAnneBoleyn.com – http://queenanneboleyn.com/ – Sarah talks about her top six historical figures.
- 17 April – Nerdalicious – http://nerdalicious.com.au/ – Sarah discusses Mary Boleyn’s children.
- 18 April – The Tudor Society – https://www.tudorsociety.com – Claire interviews Sarah.
13 thoughts on “Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 2”
I found comment/answer #3 most interesting. I appreciate the fact that while there are other books available about Mary Boleyn, Natalie did not feel the need to speculate or add information that is not fact into her book. I much prefer to learn what is known for sure about people, even if it is limited information.
I found question / answer #20 interesting “If you could swap places with a person from the past for one day, who would it be?” Of course, Natalie would love to be Mary Boleyn for a day, to experience the court, and her life. And I too would love just a day to experience the times of the tudor court, to see Anne Boleyn, but I would like to be there on a ‘good day’ when court was merry and happy, please! Like so many of us, I was hooked early the Tudor dynasty and so very little factual information is really known of Mary and her life. Natalie’s book sounds very interesting!
# 15, the perfect weekend.
although #14, the book wish list is equally intriguing
I enjoyed the interview and especially liked the answer to Question No. 20, as I think it would be great to swap places with a Tudor woman for one day. Mary Boleyn was a bit of an obvious choice for Sarah as is Anne Boleyn for me. 🙂 1533 was a great year for Anne, so I would choose her wedding or coronation.
The first question and answer are easily my favorite. I am in love with the history of the Tudor period myself and it is always interesting to see where the sparks came out for other people. For me, I was a small girl, and I found a book. It was called “Mary, Bloody Mary.” I had to know more. Then I wanted to know about her sister. From there, my own obsession grew a life of its own and I have fallen in love with the history of the times.
The second question and answer were my favorite, because it is the same reason I first became interested in Mary as well. There was so much on Anne, but so little on her sister, who put so much into motion and ended up in the shadows. She could have most likely spoken with her sister, who was the Queen at the time, and married high, and completely legally, but instead she followed her heart and went against her family, and risked it all in a secret marriage. And when everything fell down around her family, she escaped their fate relatively unscathed. It just makes you wonder what kind of woman she truly was, to live the life she had, and turn her back on the glamour to go against the grain. Ahhh I can go on and on!
My favorite Q&A was #20. I completely understand the desire to live just a little part of the life of a person in the Tudor court, especially as someone as fascinating & involved as Mary!
I found the question 7 the most interesting – What is something surprising that you learnt about the Tudors during your research?
I would just like to know if anyone knows where Mary Boleyn’s final resting place is? I am so determined to find any leaving relatives I may have to the Boleyn/Howard families and in doing so want to walk in the foot steps of my beloved 14th Great Grandmother. I apologize if I have posted to the wrong forum. But I figure if anyone should know the history of Mary Boleyn- this would be the place to go.
Hi Tracey know ones knows where Mary is buried unfortunately but since she lived in Rochford Hall I think it’s more than likely that she was buried there, good luck and how fascinating for you to discover that Mary’s your ancestor, iv some pretty interesting ancestors to, in fact the Boleyn family are my distant cousins so that makes us cousins to.
I would just like to know if anyone knows where Mary Boleyn’s final resting place is? I am so determined to find any living relatives I may have to the Boleyn/Howard families and in doing so want to walk in the foot steps of my beloved 14th Great Grandmother. I apologize if I have posted to the wrong forum. But I figure if anyone would know the history of Mary Boleyn- someone here could help.
#20, I have often wished I could live a day in the life of a Tudor courtier, especially after reading Castiglione.
I would really love to win any part of this book to her. I love your work.