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A Must Read!
on February 17, 2012
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE history, especially about Britain, and I spend a great deal of leisurely time reading about Tudor history, hence finding this book.
The Anne Boleyn Collection - The Real Truth about the Tudors is a compilation of articles and FACTS that have been researched, dissected, discussed, debated, sensationalized and wrote about for 500 years. The website "The Anne Boleyn Files" has to be the most "refreshing" reference of Tudor history I have seen in a very long time. This book will NOT disappoint if you're interested in facts about the Tudor period.
Claire Ridgeway takes the myths and rumors, dissects each one and keeps researching until she has debunked a so called "fact" we all take as history and still leaves the reader thinking for themselves whether it be true or not. Tis true there are many many instances where a historical fact has left me doubtful, this book has been written in a way where the writer respects the reader's interpretations of what they've read and encourages us to make up our own minds based on facts not contemporary historical fiction.
This book is a must read if you're looking for the truth based on honest-to-goodness research and passion to know the truth. Claire's passion on the Boleyns is contagious! Visit "The Anne Boleyn Files" website and read a few articles, more than likely you'll be hooked!
I enjoyed reading this book and going along on the ride about Tudor England. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in Anne Boleyn and the Tudors. You will soon see how much of herself Claire has put into it after reading it and when you find yourself wanting more just visit the site and keep reading!