In her new book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn, author Susan Bordo aims to "strip away all the 'sedimented mythology turned into history by decades of repetition' and to restore a restless, learned, freethinking and ambitious but nondemonic woman to the throne of the public imagination." Jennifer Schuessler of the New York Times has a review.
Throughout history, Anne Boleyn has been characterized as a scheming woman, a home-wrecker, an unfaithful wife and a witch, but Bordo has other ideas. “Women crave power, hell yes! Deal with it!” she writes as she breaks down "the historical evidence, or lack thereof, for various claims about Anne."