The Lady in the Tower

The Lady in the Tower

Anne was escorted across the palace courtyard and through the massive twin towers of the Coldharbor Gate, which stood to the west of the White Tower and led to the Inner Ward of the fortress.” Ahead was the scaffold.

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345519788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir has drawn on myriad sources from the Tudor era to give us the first book that examines, in unprecedented depth, the gripping, dark, and chilling story of Anne Boleyn's final days. The tempestuous love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn scandalized Christendom and altered forever the religious landscape of England. Anne's ascent from private gentlewoman to queen was astonishing, but equally compelling was her shockingly swift downfall. Charged with high treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London in May 1536, Anne met her terrible end all the while protesting her innocence. There remains, however, much mystery surrounding the queen's arrest and the events leading up to it: Were charges against her fabricated because she stood in the way of Henry VIII making a third marriage and siring an heir, or was she the victim of a more complex plot fueled by court politics and deadly rivalry? The Lady in the Tower examines in engrossing detail the motives and intrigues of those who helped to seal the queen's fate. Weir unravels the tragic tale of Anne's fall, from her miscarriage of the son who would have saved her to the horrors of her incarceration and that final, dramatic scene on the scaffold. What emerges is an extraordinary portrayal of a woman of great courage whose enemies were bent on utterly destroying her, and who was tested to the extreme by the terrible plight in which she found herself. Richly researched and utterly captivating, The Lady in the Tower presents the full array of evidence of Anne Boleyn's guilt—or innocence. Only in Alison Weir's capable hands can readers learn the truth about the fate of one of the most influential and important women in English history. BONUS: This edition contains a The Lady in the Tower discussion guide and an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Lady in the Tower

The Lady in the Tower

He hurried away to find the chaplain, and I ran to the Lady Tower, heedless of who saw me. I had barely concealed myself behind a door near the foot of the tower when I heard the chaplain's wheezing breathing as he approached.

Author: Marie-Louise Jensen

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192732668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Spring 1540 I am afraid. You are in grave danger. Mother, will you run away with me if I can free you? The servants call it the Lady Tower: the isolated part of the castle where Eleanor's mother is imprisoned after a terrible accusation. For four years Eleanor's only comfort has been their secret notes to one another. A chance discovery reveals a plot to murder her mother. Now Eleanor must free her before it is too late. But with danger and betrayal at every turn, she can trust no one. Especially not her father. Eleanor must use all her cunning to survive. For she soon realises that it is not just her mother she needs to save . . . but also herself.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

How to Climb a Lady s Tower

How to Climb a Lady s Tower

“Miss Hawkins, how wonderful to see you here tonight,” Zach exclaimed as he stepped into Lord Tedious' path, casting the man a short grin before turning all his attention onto the lady by his side. “You look utterly stunning tonight.

Author: Bree Wolf

Publisher: Bree Wolf

ISBN: 9783964820792

Category: Fiction

Page:

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In this fairy tale Regency romance by USA Today bestselling and HOLT Medallion winning author BREE WOLF, a daring miss and an American heir discover that adventure can be found anywhere...as long as you got the right person by your side. An untamed lady. A stranger in the night. And a match made in heaven. More than anything in the world, MISS REBECCA HAWKINS hates boredom. Boring gentlemen. Boring balls. Boring strolls in the park. Boring picnics. The list is endless. So, in secret, Rebecca has been working on a list of her own. One that is far from boring. One that will land her in trouble if her aunt and uncle ever found out. One that would ruin her chances of finding a suitable husband…which is all the more reason to check off each and every point on it (after all, who would want a suitable husband?). And then one night, as though Fate heard her silent plea, a stranger climbs in through her window…and Rebecca does not hesitate. As an American, ZACHARY CASWELL knows very little about English high society nor does he care to know more. However, when a family heirloom is stolen, he is forced to remain in England longer than he intended… …and crosses paths with a woman, who is a far cry from the simpering misses he encountered thus far. Bewitched by Miss Hawkins’ daring spirit, Zach accepts her help in locating his missing heirloom while offering his own assistance in return. Together, they work through her list, crossing off point after point, until Zach realizes he wishes there were more. All of a sudden, returning to America is no longer a priority. All of a sudden, Zach loathes a particular English lord for a very particular reason. All of a sudden, Miss Hawkins is all he can think about. Perhaps… Happy Ever Regency Series #1 How to Live Happily Ever After #2 How to Wake a Sleeping Lady #3 How to Tame a Beastly Lord #4 How to Climb a Lady's Tower #5 How to Steal a Thief's Heart #6 How to Turn a Frog into a Prince #7 How to Return a Lady's Slipper
Categories: Fiction

Suicidal Maniacs and the Lady of Shalott

Suicidal Maniacs and the Lady of Shalott

Eliza asked. No. Any word of a meeting with the director? Shauna asked. No. Tennyson never suggests in his poem what or how the lady might eat. If she lives alone in the tower and never leaves the tower, how can she garden or hunt?

Author: Roberta Morris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479716586

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 398

"The daughter's story is not the mother's, nor is it that of Tennysons' Lady of Shalott where freedom is suicide. No, Eliza is the author of her own fate, but with their family of five shrunk to the two of them, the mother/daughter dyad must be split. Like splitting an atom, the energy released can be explosive, though more vital than deadly."
Categories: Fiction

The Steel Bonnets the Story of the Anglo Scottish Border Reivers

The Steel Bonnets  the Story of the Anglo Scottish Border Reivers

Scott's poem The Eve of St John is set at Smailholm, and describes how the lady of the tower entertained as her lover the ghost of a knight killed by her husband. The tower is now uninhabited. other Border officials had little good to ...

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: London : Barrie and Jenkins

ISBN: UOM:39015046836436

Category: Border reivers

Page: 404

View: 958

Categories: Border reivers

The Story of Coventry

The Story of Coventry

Nor did the pilgrims , who might be seen flocking to the shrine of S. Osburg 2 or to the image of Our Lady in the Lady Tower on the London Road hard by the Whitefriars ' to pay their devotions , invariably set about their task in a ...

Author: Mary Dormer Harris

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:302311245

Category: Cities and towns, Medieval

Page: 355

View: 456

Categories: Cities and towns, Medieval

District of Akkar

                                         District of Akkar

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042941024

Category: Church buildings

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Categories: Church buildings

The Lady s Realm

The Lady s Realm

An easy - paced pony had had indeed insisted on climbing the tower been found to drag a low basket - carriage , and steps to see the view , and , sitting on that in this they made tiny excursions among the ominous brick seat to gaze ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXKELN

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Journal of the British Archaeological Association

Journal of the British Archaeological Association

nave , on the other they are considerably drawn in ; they coincide with the Lady chapel , and not with the main body of the church . This also will favour the supposition that the Lady chapel and tower were commenced at the same time ...

Author: British Archaeological Association

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:AA0009398546

Category: Archaeology

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Categories: Archaeology

The Lady In The Tower

The Lady In The Tower

Now, Alison Weir's richly researched and impressively detailed portrait gives us the compelling story of the last days of history's most charismatic, controversial and tragic heroines.

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446449042

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 824

On 2 May, 1536, in an act unprecedented in English history, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was imprisoned in the Tower of London. On 15 May, she was tried and found guilty of high treason and executed just four days later. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest - did Henry VIII instruct Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour? Did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Or was Anne, in fact, as guilty as charged? Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn's fall; now in Alison Weir's richly researched and impressively detailed portrait, we have a compelling story of the last days of history's most charismatic, controversial and tragic heroines.
Categories: History