My Royal Story: Anne Boleyn and Me

“When the King came riding in on his big, black horse, a murmur went up, because his tunic was stitched with the words, DECLARE I DARE NOT …. The words meant the King has a new love, but he dares not say her name. But everyone knows her name, of course. It is Anne Boleyn.”

England, 1525. Allegiances are divided. Henry VIII wants to divorce his devoted wife Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. For eleven-year-old Elinor Valjean, who lives in the royal court, the conflict is about to become a personal one. She loves Queen Catherine, but now she will be forced to wait upon her supplanter… Elinor’s diary chronicles the turbulent years of Henry’s divorce from Catherine, and her role as bystander to one of history’s stormiest marriages.

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    it is a totally awesome book a girl who is a lady in waiting to queen Catherine then Henry VIII wants to divorce Catherine and marry Anne Boleyn who later is beheaded.

    23 March 2015

  • Gave an interesting insight to the tudors.

    8 March 2014

  • Found this really interesting because I loved learning about the Tudors and history

    4 March 2014

  • loved it

    I have just finished this book as I have been reading it over the summer holidays because I am starting my new school in September named Antrim grammar school I live in Northern Ireland and you have to read a minimum of two books but I am going to read more my other book at the minute is war horse I have finished Anne Boleyn and me in 3 days I absolutely loved it! it has got me interested in history and I thought I wouldn’t like it but I would recommend this to anyone!

    21 July 2013

  • loved it

    This time in history is really exciting and definitely worth reading about. The book really brings to life what happened.

    3 January 2013

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    Alison Prince won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1995 for The Sherwood Hero and was also awarded the Scottish Arts Council prize for Oranges and Murder.

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