Anne Boleyn: One Short Life That Changed the English-Speaking World

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Good Anne Boleyn: One Short Life That Changed the English-Speaking World By Colin Hamer go inside Books Colin Hamer Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Anne Boleyn: One Short Life That Changed the English-Speaking World book, this is one of the most wanted Colin Hamer author readers around the world. . Anne Boleyn twenty years old stepped onto the shore at Dover in the winter of 1521 after several years abroad She had been sent to France to assimilate French culture and had used the time well She was all set to make a big impression at the Tudor courtand did capturing the heart of Henry VIII But this woman who was in the grave by the age of thirtysix and on the throneAnne Boleyn twenty years old stepped onto the shore at Dover in the winter of 1521 after several years abroad She had been sent to France to assimilate French culture and had used the time well She was all set to make a big impression at the Tudor courtand did capturing the heart of Henry VIII But this woman who was in the grave by the age of thirtysix and on the throne of England for only three years provokes strong reactions from many Was she an immoral woman who seduced Henry away from his rightful wife for the advancement of family and personal gain In this wellresearched fresh look at Anne Colin Hamer sets her in her context as a young woman who had come to true faith in Christ and shows the impact for good she made from her position of influence an impact we still benefit from today.. The best Ebook Anne Boleyn: One Short Life That Changed the English-Speaking World Hamer starts off his book by painting the scene into which Anne Boleyn was born. He talks about what England was like during the early 16th century and then describes how the Church played a huge role in men and women’s lives, from the very rich to the very poor. Hamer describes how Catholicism was not just a belief but an everyday part of life that framed how people lived and interacted. It was into this Catholic England that Anne Boleyn was born.The book then moves on to look briefly at Anne’s early years and her time spent in Europe, first with Margaret of Austria and then with Queen Claude of France. Hamer describes quite interestingly how the relationships with these women and her exposure to European and French courts helped to shape Anne Boleyn’s thoughts, feelings and religious beliefs. The following chapters outline Anne’s return to England, her time at the Tudor court and how she captured the eye of King Henry VIII. During these chapters Hamner also talks about Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne and proposes that she became mistress of King Frances I of France. This statement I have some objection to as there is no factual evidence to prove this belief, just here say spoken by Frances decades after the events. Hamner also states that William Carey, Mary Boleyn’s first husband died on the 23rd June, while Wilkinson and Weir, who have both written books on Mary Boleyn’s life, state that he died on the 22nd. I have never heard of a 23rd date and thus am not sure where Hamner got this from. There also seems to be some confusion over how many pregnancies that Katherine of Aragon had. According to a plaque at Hampton Court Katherine had two stillborn daughters, a stillborn son, a son that died soon after birth, another son who lived for only 52 says and Princess Mary who lived to adulthood. Whereas Hamer states that Katherine had one stillbirth, at least one miscarriage, a son that lived for 52 days and Mary Tudor, future Queen of England. I have also read information supporting the Hampton Court plaque so again I am not sure where Hamer got his information from regarding Katherine of Aragon’s pregnancies.I also noticed that Hamer writes that ‘In Henry’s position women were not to be wooded, but to be negotiated for my diplomats, or simply commanded into his bed as his mistress’ (pg. 47). Yet throughout Henry’s life he proved himself to be a strong believer of ‘Courtly Love’ and an admirer of King Arthur and aimed to see himself as a man similar in qualities. He showed this in various ways, one example being during the Shrovetide Joust in 1522 when Henry VIII rode out wearing on his horse the motto “elle mon coeur a navera” which means “she has wounded my heart”. It has been suggested that Henry VIII with his statement of a wounded heart, was referring to his mistress Mary Boleyn. Clearly this is an act of Courtly Love, a declaration of his feelings towards a woman. Hamer also talks later how Henry VIII killed a buck and sent it as a present for Anne Boleyn as a sign of his desire for her. So why then would he think that women were to be commanded? Clearly Henry was an admirer and active participant in Courtly Love. The final chapters of the book look at Anne’s time as Queen, the birth of Elizabeth I, her faith and her tragic fall. Hamer spends a great deal of these chapters looking at Anne’s personal faith, the banned books that she had read and what her relationship with God might have been like. I found this very interesting and it was quite thought provoking to examine how Anne and her faith not only influenced Henry VIII but also had effects throughout the promotion of higher ranking members of the Church as well as the people at court. Clearly Anne held a strong faith and although she did not start the break with Rome she certainly played a role in helping to promote Evangelical learning throughout England. In addition to the examination of Anne Boleyn Hamer adds appendices which suggest further reading, a look at the seven sacraments of the Catholic Faith (which I found to be very interesting), Anne Boleyn’s family tree and also a short summary of some of the key players in Anne Boleyn’s life. These little extras were very interesting and provide the reader with a little further detail about Anne and her life. Overall I enjoyed Hamer’s book about Anne Boleyn. He offered a very interesting look at the life of Anne Boleyn, who she was, her rise to Queen and then her tragic fall. He also provided a fascinating look at Anne and her faith, a faith which Anne chose to live her life by and used to try and help and support others.

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    Colin Hamer Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Anne Boleyn: One Short Life That Changed the English-Speaking World book, this is one of the most wanted Colin Hamer author readers around the world.

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  • Hamer starts off his book by painting the scene into which Anne Boleyn was born He talks about what England was like during the early 16th century and then describes how the Church played a huge role in men and women s lives, from the very rich to the very poor Hamer describes how Catholicism was not just a belief but an everyday part of life that framed how people lived and interacted It was into this Catholic England that Anne Boleyn was born.The book then moves on to look briefly at Anne s ea [...]


  • This book was well written and easy to follow The history of Anne Boleyn is well portrayed and myths and fiction surrounding her are cleared up It is not a thick book and such is a good introduction into the life of Anne Boleyn.It is certainly a good read for those who are interested in history, especially surrounding the entry of the Reformation in England and the huge role Anne Boleyn played in securing a strong foothold for the Reformation in England.


  • Really disappointing Anne is such an interesting point in British history, and instead of facts we get a one sided hagiography worthy of a medieval monk.


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