Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford

  • by Julia Fox
  • Narrated by Julia Barrie
  • 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jane Rochford was the sister-in-law to Anne Boleyn and Lady of the Bedchamber to Catherine Howard, whom she followed to the scaffold in 1542. Hers is a life of extraordinary drama as a witness to and participant in the greatest events of Henry's reign. Her supposed part in both Anne Boleyn's and Catherine Howard's downfall has led to her being reviled through the centuries.In this fascinating biography, Julia Fox repudiates the idea of the infamous Lady Rochford, and Jane emerges as a rather modern woman forced by brutal circumstances to fend for herself in a politically lethal world.


What the Critics Say

"Ecstasy. This bio offers a dramatic writing, new info and a moving re-examination of a woman wronged for centuries by historians." (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)


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Customer Reviews

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Shines new light on Jane

I found the pace a little slow at times, but there are great details about the lavish dress and surroundings that make it possible to visualize the events. It taught me a lot about the British culture at the time. It is also nice to get a different view of a woman with such a dark cloud over her reputation.
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- Jennifer

Bad biography

This is the worse excuse for a biography I've ever read. Three-quarters of it is the story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, rehashed yet again, with embarrassing comments like "Jane probably knew about this" or "Jane may have felt this about that". Jane Boleyn plays as merely a background character in her own biography! The INFAMOUS Lady Rochford, indeed. Infamous for what? Being a bit player in the drama of Henry VIII's serial marriages? If you're going to write someone's biography, some FACTS would be nice. As is, this is naught but a series of "may have's" and "probably's".
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- Kristen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-21-2012
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd