Anne Boleyn Books

I wanted to make a list of all of the Anne Boleyn books that are available, good and bad, old and new, so here we go! Please comment below if you think of one that I have missed out.

  • Fiction – This page lists all of the historical novels which feature Anne Boleyn
  • Biographies – Biographies of Anne Boleyn
  • Non-fiction – Other non-fiction books which give information on Anne
  • Other Anne Boleyn books – Older books about Anne Boleyn and those available to read online, includes those from the 18th and 19th centuries.

15 thoughts on “Anne Boleyn Books”

  1. Allison Weir has a great historical book about the 6 wives…and individual Queens & the Tudor lineage as well.

    1. Maxine Jones says:

      I love Allison Weir’s nonfiction as well. She seems to do great research of her subjects. I’m wondering why her book about the wives of Henry VIII wasn’t included in recommended reading.

  2. Cynthia says:

    I’d also like to recommend a most unusual novel about Henry and Anne. It’s titled “Threads” and is written by Nell Gavin. I ordered it from Amazon some several years ago.

    This novel is as good a character apology of Anne, in fiction or non-fiction, that I’ve found. The novel is a bit spiritual–it follows Anne, Henry, Hal Percy, Katherine, Mary Tudor, and other members of the Tudor’s inner circle and court throughout several reincarnated lives; this gives the authormore freedom to contend with and explore some of the more serious emotional and social issues which complicated the lives of all these historical figures.

    The novel is full of good conjecture and good character analysis, in my estimation, and certainly beats some of the other fiction I’ve read about Anne Boleyn.

  3. Claire says:

    Hi Cynthia,
    Thanks for the recommendation, I’ve added it to our Anne Boleyn Files Amazon store. I haven’t read it but will definitely order it now.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Oh, lovely! You have an Amazon store. I’d buy every book available if I could, but I have to limit myself.

    I so wished I had found this website earlier. I’ve spent many lonely years enmeshed in certain historical figures’ stories with no one to gossip about my historical friends with.

    Other historical women I’m fascinated by are Marie Antoinette, Eleanor of Aquitaine, the Czarina Alexandra Romanov, and Elizabeth I.

    Of Elizabeth I, with regard to Anne’s undignified end, I find it absolutely satisfying that of Henry’s children, only Anne’s managed to rule Britain well and long.

    The ultimate heartache about being interested in historical events, which usually don’t end well for the main players, is this: as we read and re-read these stories, whether in fiction or non-fiction, the person in question will always be privy to their fate while we watch aghast, wishing we could reach out somehow and warn them away from certain events or decisions.

    I gush. I have a lot pent up to say and I’m delighted to have found your website.

  5. Claire says:

    Hi Cynthia,
    It’s so great to have you here – check out the forum, it’s new but quite active. I know what you mean about books, I just can’t get enough of them! It’s funny when I read historical fiction because I know the ending but still hope for a happier one!!

  6. Manu says:

    thank you very much! i’m from Italy,and i really love anne,her story and her character.
    i read all the philippa gregory’s novel about the tudors and the plantagenets period (the white queen),and i adore her.
    but i wanted to read other book,and thanks to you,now i can.

  7. Claire says:

    Hi Manu,
    I’m glad that the site has helped you. If you like Philippa Gregory books and historical fiction, I would recommend Jean Plaidy’s “Murder Most Royal”, you can read my review at Hope that helps!

  8. Manu says:

    thanks! i ordered it too!

  9. Savarnah says:

    I haven’t read many books but here is one that was really great. It helped me a lot from another point of view: Jane Parker.

    The Tudor Wife is set in the Tudor Dynasty and it’s told from Jane Parker’s point of view. Its set into 3 differeny sections: Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour and Anna of Cleves as they used to say and spell Anne of Cleves and Kathryn Howard.

    Its a really good book, i enjoyed it as i’ve only read Philippa Gregory’s work on the Tudor Dynasty. The Tudor Wife allowed me to explore whether or not Jane was as many people believe her to be. I’ve never figuered it out.

    Anyway, if anyone wants to talk to me and or maybe discuss Henry VIII and his wives feel free to email me on:

    Merry Christmas!

    Savarnah Wilkie

  10. Coline says:

    For those who speak French, I can recommand you these books written in French:
    – “Une reine pas très catholique: une biographie d’Anne Boleyn”, by Dominique Muller.
    – “Anne Boleyn: la folle obsession du roi”, by Paul de Musset.
    – “Le Crépuscule des rois, Tome 2 : Reines de coeur”, by Catherine Hermary-Vieille.
    – “Le Crépuscule des rois, Tome 3 : Les Lionnes d’Angleterre”, by Catherine Hermary-Vieille.

    1. Claire says:

      Merci beaucoup, Coline!

  11. Elisa says:

    I’d like to know if “The life and death of Anne Boleyn” by Ives is an easy read for a non-native speaker though with advanced skills in English. Many thanks.

    1. Claire says:

      It is quite heavy so it is hard for me to say, when I’m a native English speaker. What you could do is look at the sample on Amazon, using the “click to look inside” on its listing, or have a look on Google Books and see if you can understand it ok.

  12. steve Roe says:

    I stand by what I said when writing to you in 2010 – that the best book on Anne Boleyn was written by Marie Louise Bruce

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