A list of books where Anne Boleyn is either the main character or a big part of the story. Please let me know if you know of a book that should be on the list. I don’t care about the quality of the books; I’m just giving the reader a complete list. But if I write a review, I’ll link to it.
My goal is to add a rating system in the next few years. If you live in a different country, you should know that the covers of the books will be different. Many of the books have been reissued with new covers and sometimes new names. Thank you for telling us about your favorite Anne Boleyn stories. I hope the list is useful. I hope it helps!
The Boleyn King by Laura Anderson (2013)
Isn’t it interesting to think about what would have happened if Anne Boleyn had given Henry VIII a son who turned out to be the king? Henry IX, also known as William, is a king who is bound by the rules of the regency but wants to show that he can rule. He trusts only three people: his older sister, Elizabeth; his best friend, Dominic; and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by William’s mother, Anne Boleyn.
William is forced to fight for the soul of his kingdom against the tide of secrets, betrayal, and death that is swirling around. There are more Tudors who become obsessed when he and Dominic both fall in love with Minuette. Suddenly, England’s fortunes change forever. One of them will have to pay for what the king wants, but it will be worth it in the long run.
The Queen’s Promise by Lyn Andrews (2012)
It’s called “The Queen’s Promise,” and it was written by Lyn Andrews.
Lyn Andrews, a best-selling author, has written a book about Anne Boleyn and the man who loved her before she became queen. The book is set in the Tudor court, which is always interesting. It is about Anne Boleyn and the man who loved her before she became queen. Henry Percy, who would become Earl of Northumberland, is in love with Anne Boleyn the moment he sees her. He quickly proposes to her. Anne has been taught how to use her charms to help her and her family become more powerful at court. She sees that Henry Percy is in love with her and agrees to marry him.
But in a world where marriage is used as a political tool, a match of the heart doesn’t work. The lovers are sent to different parts of the kingdom. His life is going to be filled with work, but he will always stay true to the only woman he will ever love. That’s not all. Anne has also enchanted many other men. As soon as King Henry VIII decides to make her his queen, history is changed for good for ever.
Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Sarah Morris (2012)
Young 21st-century woman: Anne is in love with the 16th century and Anne Boleyn. During a special “Anne Boleyn Connoisseurs’ Weekend” at Hever Castle, she gets very sick and has to be taken to the hospital. Anne goes into a deep sleep and gets caught in a time portal that takes her back to England in 1527. She wakes up and finds herself in the body of Anne Boleyn, the heroine of her book. At the time, she was a young woman on the verge of a love affair with the mighty King Henry VIII.
Anne is at the center of Henry’s world, but she is becoming more and more vulnerable as the leader of the Boleyn faction, which is becoming more and more powerful. As she learns what it’s like to follow in the footsteps of the woman who would change English history, she is also surrounded by mixed feelings and aware of how her relationship with Henry mirrors that of her relationship with Dan, her married lover. When the lines between the two women start to blur, Anne starts to lose her sense of who she is and who she isn’t. Her life and her two great loves become more fragile as Anne moves back and forth between them. Anne is trying to save her heroine’s life and keep her own modern-day life from going down the same path.
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (2012)
By 1535, Thomas Cromwell, the son of a blacksmith, is a long way from home. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with the fortunes of Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. For her sake, Henry has broken with Rome and built his own church, which is not part of the Catholic Church. And Anne failed to do what she said she would do: give birth to a son that would keep the Tudor line alive. While Cromwell is at Wolf Hall, Henry falls in love with Jane Seymour, who is very quiet and doesn’t say a word to him. There are more important things at stake here than just the king’s pleasure. The safety of the country is at risk. As he makes his way through the sexual politics of the court and the gossip, he must come up with a “truth” that will please Henry and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will come out unscathed from the bloody theater of Anne’s last days.
At the Mercy of the Queen: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Anne Clinard Barnhill
When Madge Shelton, a cousin of Anne Boleyn and a lady-in-waiting for the queen, is seduced by a man at the court of Henry VIII, it is a huge story of sexual seduction and intrigue at the court of the King. At the age of fifteen, Lady Margaret Shelton arrives at the court of King Henry VIII. She quickly becomes the confidant of her cousin, Queen Anne Boleyn, and the two of them become close friends. But soon, she finds herself caught in the web of Anne’s desire.
Anne is desperate to keep the king’s attention, so she comes up with a plan to have him take her cousin as mistress. This way, her husband’s new love will be loyal to the queen. Margaret, on the other hand, is in love with a handsome young courtier who is very handsome. If she gives herself to the king, she will betray the love of her life and risk the life of her cousin, Queen Anne.
Had the Queen Lived: An alternate history of Anne Boleyn by Raven A. Nuckols (2011)
If Anne Boleyn had lived longer than 1536, what would have happened? This book is very different from other books about Anne because it asks this question. If Anne had been Henry’s wife and queen consort, how might English history have changed?
I think that all people who love Anne Boleyn have thought about these things at some point. In Raven’s book, he writes about a different history in which Anne Boleyn is the king’s heir and secures her place in the kingdom.
To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Sandra Byrd (2011)
To Die For is the story of Meg Wyatt, who has been Anne Boleyn’s best friend since they were kids living on the same Kent manor. They were best friends from the time they were little. Meg is, of course, Anne’s best friend. There is a lot of excitement in the court of Henry VIII at first, but as the favor of Anne grows and falls, so does Meg’s. Because Meg has promised to be loyal to Anne no matter what, she might lose both her best friend and her life because of it.
She flirted with a boy who lived next door when she was a child, but soon fell in love. Whenever he is called to be a priest, she turns her back on both him and God. Slowly, though, both men try to bring her back through the sexy times of the English Reformation. There, in the middle of everything, Meg finds her place in history and her own calling to the Lord, which means that she has to follow, too. Each character in the book has to figure out what love is and what is worth dying for in this world. Because Meg’s story is mostly made up, it comes from real-life events. It’s possible that the Wyatt and Boleyn families were distant cousins. They lived next to each other and were close friends. Anne Boleyn was wooed by Meg’s brother, Thomas Wyatt. At one point, they came very close to getting the axe blade for the blade. It was a sad day when Anne died, and two Wyatt sisters were there to help her. When Anne died, she gave one of them her jewel-encrusted prayer book, called Meg.
The Falcon Chronicles by Lauren Elflein (2011)
Thunder is heard around the throne. Sea of faces are in front her. These are the faces of men who say she did things she didn’t do: adultery, incest, and putting the King’s death at risk. There are so many lies and deception in this plot that she knows she can’t get away from it. They are very close to her as the headman turns his ax at her, which means that she is going to die. It is her own fault that she is being treated this way. Her husband, King Henry VIII, changed the country of England through his rule. She is a wife, mother, and Queen of Christendom, and this is her story. She is called Anne Boleyn, and this is her story.