In the twentieth year of the reign of the right high and puissant King Henry the Eighth, namely, in 1529, on the 21st of April, and on one of the loveliest evenings that ever fell on the loveliest district in England, a fair youth, having somewhat the appearance of a page, was leaning over the terrace wall on the north side of Windsor Castle, and gazing at the magnificent scene before him...
Winsor Castle: An Historical Romance is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth serially published in 1842. It is a historical romance with gothic elements that depicts Henry VIII's pursuit of Anne Boleyn. Intertwined with the story are the actions of Herne the Hunter, a legendary ghost that haunts Windsor woods.
- Book I. Anne Boleyn
- Book II. Herne the Hunter
- BOOK III. The History of the Castle
- BOOK IV. CARDINAL WOLSEY
- BOOK V. MABEL LYNDWOOD
- BOOK VI. JANE SEYMOUR