Anne Boleyn by Joanna Denny Portrait Piatkus $135 Henry VIII's second wife and the mother of Elizabeth I is a controversial figure in English history, beheaded in 1536 after being accused of all manner of crimes, among them treason, incest, prostitution and using witchcraft to entrap the king. Historians have worked the seam that is Anne Boleyn to the point there can't be much left to say. But Joanna Denny claims to have uncovered the truth behind Boleyn's sudden acquiescence at Calais to the monarch's sexual overtures: the couple had secretly married. Denny suggests the pro-French and Reformist Boleyn had a religious agenda - to break the hold of Catholic Spain on England. Catharine of Aragon, the divorced first wife and mother of the Catholic Mary, sought to engineer Boleyn's downfall, Denny says. Boleyn was certainly the most interesting of Henry's six wives, and Denny writes with an easy, intimate style about 'England's Tragic Queen'.