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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He spent most of his time in a room that led off the King's bedchamber , and appeared ' so subjected that he does not speak a word except in response to what the King asks him ' . 42 It may be that , having lost his three other sons ...
The participants would enter their names on a ' Tree of Chivalry ' , 22 and they might arrive in the lists in fancy costume – Henry once appeared as Hercules – riding on pageant cars . Usually there was a grand procession to the ...
In 1528 he had a bladder infection , and around the same time a sore appeared on his leg ; his surgeon , Thomas Vicary , temporarily cured it , but it would later recur . There is a persistent but erroneous belief that Henry suffered ...
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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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