Henry VIII: King and Court
Jonathan Cape, 2001 - 639 pàgines
A detailed study written by a popular Tudor historian that sets a personal biography of Henry VIII against the cultural, social and political background of his court (with a rich supporting cast of courtiers, ministers, nobles and commoners) and the splendour of his many palaces.
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The nominal head of the entire royal household was the Lord Great Chamberlain , an office held by successive Earls of Oxford until 1540 . At the head of the Chamber was the Lord Chamberlain . From 1526 , his department officially ...
The Household was headed by the Lord Steward , who was always a senior nobleman and whose office dated from Saxon times . His legal jurisdiction extended throughout the Verge of the Court – the area , or liberty , within a ten- or ...
Here were to be found the great departments of state : the Exchequer , under the rule of the Lord Treasurer , the Chancery , headed by the Lord Chancellor , who was also Keeper of the Great Seal of England , and the Courts of Common ...
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - EricCostello - LibraryThing
I found this to be an absorbing look at Henry VIII's court, both in terms of its structure (human and material) and how it functioned (human and material, again). The author notes, with some justice ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - busterrll - LibraryThing
Interesting but tough read - As said by others the confusion of names makes for some difficult reading. Great read though of the "good guys" versus the "bad guys" of this era Llegeix la ressenya completa
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