The son of Anne Boleyn lives to rule the British Isles

The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, #1)The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well it is certainly historical fiction and the author has taken a stab at what most historical buffs have wondered at one time or another. What would British history look like if Anne Boleyn had given Henry VIII a male heir.
I think if given the chance I would travel back and give Henry a kick up his royal bottom for murdering the woman most likely to give him strong healthy children.
So the premise is not only did Anne give him a son, that son becomes king. Elizabeth plays merely a secondary role as princess.
By the way, as the son of ruthless Henry and conniving Anne, William needs to get a move on and find his inner monarch.
It was a fun read, although I do think a little less importance could have been given to the potential bed bunnies of Minuette. I would have liked to have seen more intrigue and political machinations instead of who will be the next mistress of whom.
Would his son have been just as cruel and self-centred? Would Elizabeth have remained childless? What of Mary Stuart, who remains with head in place in this scenario?
So many possibilities.
Overall the book swerves strongly towards romantic fiction with a strong swig of history.
I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley.

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