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Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford

Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford - Julia Fox This is a fascinating story of the sister-in-law of Anne Boleyn. The one thing I didn't like about it was the format of the book--although it's non-fiction, it reads like a novel. The author uses language like "In fact, as Jane knew only too well..." or "...a woman to whom Catherine had contemptuously donated a damask gown." It made me wonder, "How does the author know that?" I feel that there was a level of emotionalism forced onto the story that was only speculation. But the surviving accounts of this time are few and far between, so it makes sense that the author did that. She made a good argument (based on writings of the time) for Jane's actions and the events as she described it did seem plausible. I didn't know a lot about this time in British history, so it was quite interesting (and horrifying).