Thursday, October 23, 2008

Question from Marie - Opinions on Joanna Denny's books

What does everyone think of Joanna Denny's books? Thoughts and opinions would be great. :)


Blogger Bearded Lady said...

I enjoyed her book on Anne Boleyn because it offered a different view point. My only problem with the book was that there were some things that she implied were facts when they are still up for debate. For example, she wrote that Francis I died of Syphilis, but this can not be proven. (Leonie Frieda puts up a pretty good argument for him dieing of gonorrhoea which caused a urinary tract infection.)

I have not read her book on Katherine Howard but I don't know how you do a whole book on her when there is such little information. It must be a tiny tiny book.

October 23, 2008 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Tracey said...

Ms Denny's work on Anne Boleyn never made it out of the City of London where it was purchased. Thankfully, it was found on a bookstore bargain shelf. Originally it was wanted to accompany me on a trip around the got left in a hotel room, with almost 3/4 of it unread.

I think that all you really need to do is look at for the reviews of her books. I usually tend to go with what 'regular people' have to say about historial books. For both Ms Denny's Anne and Catherine Howard, only 2 1/2 stars were awarded. That's low.

October 23, 2008 11:55 AM  
Anonymous TudorRose said...

I have both of Joanna denny's books on Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard it gives a different look at the two women's lives.I found the books interesting.
Not only that Joanna Denny is related to a man who served as a courtier at king Henry's court his name was Anthony Denny.something new.

October 23, 2008 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey this is Sarah

Personally, I loved her books. I found them both interesting and historically correct. The Katherine Howard both isn't small it's the same as Anne Boleyn, it's not completely just about her,there's a lot about the Howard family. Also other things about Tudor History.

October 25, 2008 7:22 PM  

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