Literature: The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl
is a Historical Fiction
novel written by British author Philippa Gregory
, loosely based on the life of 16th-century aristocrat Mary Boleyn. Reviews were mixed; some reviewers said it was a brilliantly claustrophobic look at palace life in Tudor England, while others have consistently pointed out the lack of historical accuracy. Even so, it has enjoyed phenomenal success and popularity since its publication in 2002, and launched a new wave of Tudor-centric historical romances.The Other Boleyn Girl
speaks of the little-known sister to Anne Boleyn
. Inspired by the life of Mary Boleyn, Gregory depicts the annulment of one of the most significant royal marriages in English history (that of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon) and the great need of a male heir to the throne, though most of the actual history is highly distorted.
Has a sequel, The Boleyn Inheritance
The book was made into a movie
in 2008, starring Scarlett Johansson
as Mary, Natalie Portman
as Anne, and Eric Bana as Henry VIII.
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