“In The Boleyn King, Laura Andersen asks us to set aside what we know of history & go on a journey into an England where Anne Boleyn successfully gave birth to a son, kept her marriage (and her head), and is living into a ripe old age. It’s a fantasy I have indulged in a time or two, being a big fan of Anne, so this story was right up my alley.
The very beginning of the story starts out while Anne is in her confinement, about to give birth to another child. Those who know Anne’s story are aware that towards the end of her life, she gave birth to a boy who was premature & did not live. In this story, he is born in fact born as William, and is quite healthy when we meet him in the second chapter, at the age of 17. William is king, known as Henry IX under The Lord Protector, his uncle George Boleyn aka Lord Rochford. We pick up this story not just with William, but with his sister Elizabeth, her good friend Minuette, and Dominic, William’s oldest and most trusted friend...
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Crystal J wrote this review Sunday, June 30, 2013.