Books: Dear Anne Boleyn ...

THE LOVE LETTERS OF HENRY VIII (I 12 pp.)—Edifed by Henry Savage—University of Denver ($3.50).

Henry VIII had six wives and a horde of mistresses, but none of them apparently did he love so fiercely as high-spirited Anne Boleyn. With other women he was the imperious monarch, but with her he was sometimes reduced to nail-biting anxiety.

He wrote love letters to her (mostly in French) in his own round hand—and 17 of them mysteriously disappeared. History's assumption: they were stolen and smuggled out of England by Henry's political enemies. In any event, they soon turned up at the Vatican, to be exhibited...

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