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The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn, 'the infamous other Boleyn girl', began her court career as the mistress of the king of France. Francois I of France would later call her 'The Great Prostitute' and the slur stuck. The bete-noir of her family, Mary was married her off to a minor courtier but it was not long before she caught the eye of Henry VIII and a new affair began. Although a bright star at Henry's court, she was soon eclipsed by her highly spirited and more accomplished sister, Anne, who rapidly took her place in the king's heart. However, the ups and downs of the Boleyn sisters were far from over. Mary would emerge the sole survivor of a family torn apart by lust and ambition, and it is in Mary and her progeny that the Boleyn legacy rests.
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Chapter 1: The Early Years, 1500-1514 Chapter 2: Mary in France, 1514-1520 Chapter 3: First Marriage, 'Lady Carey' 1520 Chapter 4: Golden Days, 1520-1522 Chapter 5: Kindness to a King, Mary & Henry VIII, 1522-1524 Chapter 6: A Turning Point, 1524 Chapter 7: King Henry VIII's Children? 1524-1526 Chapter 8: Out of Favour, 1526-1528 Chapter 9: Mary Eclipsed, 1529-1532 Chapter 10: The Queen's Sister, 1532-1534 Chapter 11: Second Marriage, 'love overcame reason', 1534-1536 Chapter 12: These Bloody Days, 1536 Chapter 13: The Bitter End, 1536-1543 References Bibliography Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Index

About the Author

Josephine Wilkinson is an author and historian. She received a First from the University of Newcastle where she also read for her PhD. She has received British Academy research funding and has been scholar-in-residence at St Deiniol's Library, Britain's only residential library founded by the great Victorian statesman, William Gladstone She now lives in York, Richard III's favourite city.

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