Book Review

The Other Boleyn Girl  by Philippa Gregory (2001)

Don’t bother. Tarted-up Harlequin romance garbed in skimpy historical costume. I didn’t do an actual word count, but I think more text was devoted to the Boleyn sisters’ wardrobe than to Sir Thomas More, Archbishop Cranmer, or Cromwell. Henry VIII is a juvenile buffoon manipulated by his own lust. If you are looking for some quality reading that offers insight into Tudor England, this is not it. I feel dirty.  😦


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