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Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Interesting Perspective

I found this book to be intriguing and felt it offered a different perspective on Jane Rochford. History has alwats protrayed her as an evil traitor, but this book suggests that she was just as much a victum o Henry VIII as her relatives. The book dragged a bit in the...
I found this book to be intriguing and felt it offered a different perspective on Jane Rochford. History has alwats protrayed her as an evil traitor, but this book suggests that she was just as much a victum o Henry VIII as her relatives. The book dragged a bit in the middle, but overall an interesting historical perspective.

posted by mcfly2392 on March 1, 2009

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

I don't trust it e The description alone had historical inaccuracies!

I considered reading this till I got to the part where it said "born Jane Rochford". ROCHFORD! She was born Jane Parker and only became Jane Rochford when het husband, George Boleyn, was granted the title of Lord Rochford which had previously belonged to his father. Th...
I considered reading this till I got to the part where it said "born Jane Rochford". ROCHFORD! She was born Jane Parker and only became Jane Rochford when het husband, George Boleyn, was granted the title of Lord Rochford which had previously belonged to his father. The title was given to him because his father was made an earl. She was lucky to still be allowed the name Lady Rochford after her husband's execution.

posted by Bradhadair on May 15, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    I don't trust it e The description alone had historical inaccuracies!

    I considered reading this till I got to the part where it said "born Jane Rochford". ROCHFORD! She was born Jane Parker and only became Jane Rochford when het husband, George Boleyn, was granted the title of Lord Rochford which had previously belonged to his father. The title was given to him because his father was made an earl. She was lucky to still be allowed the name Lady Rochford after her husband's execution.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2008

    Not Worth the Time or Money

    This book was a HUGE disappointment. Not only was it slow and tedious, but we already KNOW that there is little to nothing known about Jane parker. Everything in here is pure speculation, and ridiculous speculation, at that. The other thing I think that bothers me more, if that's possible, is that the cover of this book is Jane Seymour. WHY? Not worth it. Friends of mine have attempted to read it and have had to put it down. Ughh...Ms. Fox, sorry, but this as your debut book??? Disappointing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    A reviewer

    While this book claims to tell the 'true' story of Jane Boleyn, it actually gives us no more insight about her than the little we already knew. The author gives us a quick, not always accurate, reading through Tudor marriage history, with many 'Jane should have been there,' and 'Jane might have been there' with no historical documentation beyond the stories of the major characters that were already well-known. It is minutely researched so that we know how many shillings were spent on each dress, and how many yards of cloth were allotted to each of the Queen's ladies, but almost everything written about Jane herself is pure speculation. Very disappointing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Not really about Jane Parker

    As an avid reader of tudor history, this book was very dissapointing. It had little to no information about Jane Parker except speculation. The title was misleading and should have been called The Tudors: Featuring Jane Parker who Might Have Witnessed the Events Described. If you want a history of the Tudors during the Bolyen years then read this book. If you want to learn about Lady Rochford try google.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Misleading

    I love reading about the tudor period and was anxious to read this. Of course its not really about jane boleyn persay. Its more about what was occuring at the time, the authir throws in stuff like " jane would have seen this" to tie her in to the story which is just historical fact written like a term paper. Since it is on a subject i enjoy im not entirely disappointed, just unsatisfied since the title is so misleading.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Not Recommended

    I've read books about all the characters surrounding Jane Boleyn but
    couldn't get through this VERY BORING book about one of the protagonists
    in King Henry VIII's court!

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    Posted October 7, 2011

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