As well as telling the story of the early Tudors, this lets us into the private world of Europe's other great royal family - Ferdinand and Isabella who essentially founded the Hapsburg dynasty. A great narrative with big characters Excellent reviews for 'Jane Boleyn': 'an outstanding debut' - Amanda Foreman, author of 'Georgiana' 'a riveting story - expertly written, and based on an impressive body of research - Sarah Gristwood, author of 'Elizabeth and Leicester'.
Julia Fox is a historical researcher and teacher. She is married to the distinguished Tudor historian and broadcaster John Guy. This is her second book.
'Fox's achievement, in weaving together these two potentially disheartening biographies, is never to descent into simple pity. Indeed there is a rather uplifting quality to a deep, vivid narrative. As Fox recreates Juana and Katherine's lives in colourful detail, she manages to draw out the spirit and resilience of two women fearfully abused in a very cruel, very male world.' -- Dan Jones THE SPECTATOR - 2 July issue