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Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford

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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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  • Posted March 1, 2009

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    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 middle, but overall an interesting historical perspective.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    Check it out

    Having just finished reading several books about this period, I was very surprised to read some of the facts in this book. It seems that Jane Boleyn may have gotten a bad rap.

    It's worth a read just to get a different perspective on the subject.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    Excellent. Highly recommended,

    As an avid fan of the Tudor period, I strongly recommend this book to others who wish to read an account of the court so wonderfully tied together from letters, books, accounts, and other primary resources. I looked forward to the times that I could sit down to read the book. There is so much information in here on the people of the court including those who were on the sidelines. Though not a historical fiction novel, it still kept me interested in what was going to happen next even though I know the history. Wonderful book to add to your collection of history books or even to a collection of historical fiction from this time period.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

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    Enjoyed the read while learning

    Jane lived in Henry VIII's court, so he naturally permeates the story. However, Julia Fox is writing about Jane Parker and her Boleyn and Howard relatives. The entire book fascinated me. The parts where Anne Boleyn was executed, and where Jane was executed were a bit depressing.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

    Good read on an interesting figure

    Suffers somewhat from a paucity of documentation written by or about Jane Boleyn in her early years, but presents viable scenarios throughout. I found some of the writing regarding how Jane "must have felt" a bit speculative. Overall, a good read, but take some of the assertions with a grain of salt.

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  • Posted May 25, 2009

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    Not perfect, but still worth your time

    When I first read this book, I was just looking for an absorbing read. I indeed found one. Although not focused entirely on Jane Boleyn, it was very good at portraying England at the time of Henry VIII. I found that by reading this book, I was able to make connections and better understand what I was taking in when reading books about the same time period. Though a little monotonous in some parts, I would recommend Jane Boleyn to someone looking to find out more about Henry VIII and his wives, not just Jane Boleyn.

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