Just a quick post to let you know that “The Boleyns: The Rise and Fall of a Tudor Family” by historian David Loades is due to be released today in the UK, although the status on Amazon UK still says “pre-order this item today”.
The product description on Amazon says:-
“A magnificent tale of family rivalry and intrigue set against Henry VIII’s court. The fall of Anne Boleyn and her brother George is the classic drama of the Tudor era. The Boleyns had long been an influential English family. Sir Edward Boleyn had been Lord Mayor of London. His grandson, Sir Thomas had inherited wealth and position, and through the sexual adventures of his daughters, Mary and Anne, ascended to the peak of influence at court. The three Boleyn children formed a faction of their own, making many enemies: and when those enemies secured Henry VIII’s ear, they brought down the entire family in blood and disgrace. George, Lord Rochfort, left no children. Mary left a son by her husband, William Carey – Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon. Anne left a daughter, Elizabeth I – so like her in many ways and a sexual politician without rival.”
Hmmm… I’m assuming that it’s the publisher who has made the mistakes, not Loades! Geoffrey Boleyn was Lord Mayor and grandfather of Thomas Boleyn.
I love David Loades’s work so I’ll definitely be checking this out, even though I have heard that it offers no new evidence or findings. It’s about my favourite family so has got to be a must read!
Here are the book details:-
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Amberley Publishing (due to be released today, 28 Sep 2011)
It can be ordered at Amazon UK – click here