You can see the primary and secondary sources I used for The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown on the Bibliography page, but here is a list of recommended reading for those of you wanting to know more about Anne Boleyn:-

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

  • A Brief History of Henry VIII: Reformer and Tyrant, Derek Wilson
  • Agnes Strickland’s Queens of England Volume I –
  • Anne Boleyn: A Chapter of English History, Paul Friedmann – Original available online at or modern copy edited by Josephine Wilkinson, Amberley Publishing
  • Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions, G W Bernard
  • In the Lion’s Court: Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII, Derek Wilson
  • Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII, David Starkey
  • The Lady in The Tower, Alison Weir
  • The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn, Eric Ives – My favourite book on Anne Boleyn
  • The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family politics at the Court of Henry VIII by Retha M. Warnicke
  • The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant, John Schofield
  • The Tower from Within, George Younghusband –
  • 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII, Suzannah Lipscomb

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