The Chateau of Briis (Six Tudor Queens #2.6)
The Chateau of Briis: A Lesson in Love by historian Alison Weir is an e-short and companion piece to the Sunday Times bestseller Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, the second novel in the spellbinding series about Henry VIII's queens. 'May I have the pleasure of your hand in the dance, mademoiselle?'1515 - Dressed in wine-coloured satin, with her dark hair worn loose, a young Anne Boleyn attends a great ball at the French court. The palace is exquisitely decorated for the occasion, and the hall is full with lords and ladies - the dancing has begun. Anne adores watching the game of courtly love play out before her eyes, though she is not expecting to be thrown into it herself. But moments later, a charming young man named Philippe du Moulin approaches to ask for her hand in the dance. And before she can resist, so begins Anne's first lesson in love. Includes the first chapters of Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession and Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, the third novel in the Six Tudor Queens series. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS.

The Chateau of Briis (Six Tudor Queens #2.6) Details

TitleThe Chateau of Briis (Six Tudor Queens #2.6)
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ReleaseJan 11th, 2018
PublisherReview
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GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, English History, Tudor Period

The Chateau of Briis (Six Tudor Queens #2.6) Review

  • Nat K
    January 1, 1970
    This was a shorter than usual novella, describing the time that Anne Boleyn spent as a young woman (from the ages of approximately 14 to 19 years of age), in the French Court of King Francis I.This book explains somewhat how Anne became hardened in the “ways of love” and courtly scandal and rules, by having her heart broken by a young French nobleman, Philippe du Moulin.”In her family and at court, marriage, often as not, had little to do with love. It was more a matter or suitability and money. This was a shorter than usual novella, describing the time that Anne Boleyn spent as a young woman (from the ages of approximately 14 to 19 years of age), in the French Court of King Francis I.This book explains somewhat how Anne became hardened in the “ways of love” and courtly scandal and rules, by having her heart broken by a young French nobleman, Philippe du Moulin.”In her family and at court, marriage, often as not, had little to do with love. It was more a matter or suitability and money.”” ‘Do you want the truth?’ he went on. ‘Forgive me, but I realised I did not love you enough to marry you.’ His words struck her like a dagger.”An enjoyable (and quick!) read, excellent prelude to Anne’s full story, which is found in Alison Weir’s next instalment in this series "Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession”. How very differently history might have turned out, had Anne not been in the French court, to catch the eye of King Henry VIII. I love the final sentence, perfect!”There was an excited buzz of expectancy. Horses hooves could be heard in the distance. King Henry was coming.”
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  • E L E A N O R (bookishcourtier)
    January 1, 1970
    For a short novella, this was fun. Certainly a lot better than The Tower Is Full of Ghosts Today, which was unsatisfying. This isn't a complex story, but it is a nice, decent length, short story to companion the Six Tudor Queens series. If you are looking for something to read between Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, and the upcoming release of Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, then I do recommend this. It fresh, and allows an insight into Anne's character, and is short and sad. A nice novell For a short novella, this was fun. Certainly a lot better than The Tower Is Full of Ghosts Today, which was unsatisfying. This isn't a complex story, but it is a nice, decent length, short story to companion the Six Tudor Queens series. If you are looking for something to read between Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, and the upcoming release of Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, then I do recommend this. It fresh, and allows an insight into Anne's character, and is short and sad. A nice novella to read between books.
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  • Helene Harrison
    January 1, 1970
    Review - I think this one is my favourite of the novellas published so far to complement the Six Tudor Queens series. Anne Boleyn is probably my favourite historical figure, and I liked to read a possible account of what could have happened while she was in France. I like the idea that she got her heart broken in France and that is what determined her on the best marriage she could get and not involve her heart, but then I don't know whether I prefer that or the idea that she really did love Hen Review - I think this one is my favourite of the novellas published so far to complement the Six Tudor Queens series. Anne Boleyn is probably my favourite historical figure, and I liked to read a possible account of what could have happened while she was in France. I like the idea that she got her heart broken in France and that is what determined her on the best marriage she could get and not involve her heart, but then I don't know whether I prefer that or the idea that she really did love Henry VIII ...Genre? - Novella / HistoricalCharacters? - Anne Boleyn / Queen Claude / Philippe de MoulainSetting? - London (England)Series? - Six Tudor Queens #2.6Recommend? – YesRating - 18/20
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  • Bookworm with Kids .
    January 1, 1970
    I found this short story to be interesting but deeply unsatisfying. I felt that it left me with fundamental questions - why couldn't Phillippe love her? What changed his mind? We only have Anne's surmising as to the answers but nothing definitive from Phillippe himself. I much preferred Ms. Weir's earlier stories - Arthur: Prince of the Roses and The Blackened Heart.
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  • Maisie Dickson(SleepyWiredStudios)
    January 1, 1970
    This short novella brings a human side to Anne that was in the early chapters of a Kings Obsession and while I predicted the outcome of the novella quite easily it was still quite enjoyable to see Anne Boylen in this light rather than her colder portrayal.
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  • Paul Servini
    January 1, 1970
    Makes me wonder what might...
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