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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This felt more like a text book than fun to read.

While very interesting and full of facts, if this had not been an audio-book I would never have ploughed through to the end. The 10 minute long explanations of how a dowery had been calculated nearly made me drift into another lane on the motorway one day!

Because she wasn't quite important enough to be recorded in documents at the time, there is a lot of supposition in this book about where Jane is at certain times, and who she would be with and why.

I think anybody reading anything about history understands this, which is why when you read six authors versions of the life of a Queen you will get six different accounts, as writers fill in the blanks themselves. At least that would have been entertaining.
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- Elaine Wood


What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

much more info on lady Rochford

Has Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford put you off other books in this genre?


Did Julia Barrie do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

more a history lesson than a book about the lady in the title

What character would you cut from Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford?

how can you cut people out of history

Any additional comments?

it seemed to me like a lot of guess work. Like she may have been there or she may have known.Or she would have known???

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- bernard

Book Details

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