This is a wonderfully juicy historical novel so convincing that it’s difficult to believe it is the author’s first. Just as the newly crowned Elizabeth I is about to become. Complete summary of Robin Maxwell’s The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Secret Diary of Anne. Just as she begins to feel overwhelmed, a peasant comes forward with a long- secreted possession: Anne Boleyn’s diary. As Elizabeth reads slowly through her .

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When the young Queen Elizabeth I is entrusted with Anne Boleyn’s secret diary, she discovers a great deal about the much-maligned mother she never knew. In fact having read this book and at least one or two others about Anne Boleyn, all of which portrayed her as a woman who wanted to take control over her life instead of being having her entire life run by men and brought about her own downfall not just because she wanted too much power but because she wanted more power than a woman was supposed to want, I had trouble getting into the Other Boleyn Girl, which to me made Anne seem too flat and too simplistic.

There are tons out there. Love, love, love it. Elizabeth chose to remain single so as to retain the duties, responsibilities and decision-making of a Queen instead of fabricating those to a husband who would then be King. Love that cannot be denied. Dudley, reclining close beside her propped upon an elbow, traced a lazy path around the small dove-soft mounds with a rough-skinned but gentle hand.


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I heard a lot about the book before reluctantly reading it; its page number was so small I typically enjoy longer o and I’m not such a fan of stories told in the form of diaries, and so it was a long time before The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn found its way to my read-list. This was very distracting. The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn. While enjoyable it doesn’t hold water to Sandra Gullands trilogy on Josephine Bonaparte.

Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession: I did wonder how the writer knew so much of secrte her daughter the queen was doing, but I enjoyed it and recommend it.

Over all very good read. This book actually taught me a few things I had not realized before which to me was a plus. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. And the author never makes the mistake of confusing the reader by not clearly separating the two stories. The story begins, not with Anne herself, but with her daughter, a young queen struggling with new responsibility of monarchy and the pressure from her counsel that she be married.

A secret buried in the past.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In love with her childhood playmate and teenage lover and friend, she aches with heartbreak at the knowledge that it would take the moving of the very Earth to have him her king; he is a married man far from beloved by her people, of a family line infamous for treachery toward the crown I did wonder how the writer knew so much of what her daughter the queen was doing, but I enjoyed it and recommend it. Next page of related Sponsored Products.


I recommend this book. Sent from court to live in obscurity and in poverty. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The “word processor” mistakes weren’t to noticeable, the strangest one was to do with the”tlle” letter combination which always came out as “the” but once the eyey got used to seeing it it was almost unnoticeable. Anne’s life, Elizabeth finally decides, was dictated entirely and eventually ruined by men who ought to have loved her.

Just as she begins to feel overwhelmed, a peasant comes forward with a long-secreted possession: The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn is, in short, the sad portrait of a woman who was misunderstood.

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Off The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn is an emotional powerhouse, and it’s neither of their stories told like you’ve ever seen them before.

I already can’t wait to read the next two!

Although the vast majority of books that have Lexile measures did not sscret, a small subset of books required updated Lexile measures. With these encounters, Elizabeth gains important skills along the way about men and the unreliability to people. Elizabeth crossed the rough-hewn floor and made for the cottage door, her face flushed crimson.

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