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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One Venetian called him ' prudent , sage and free from every vice ' , 10 and indeed it seemed so in 1509 , for Henry was idealistic , open - handed , liberal and genial . Complacency , self - indulgence and vanity appeared to be his ...
A portrait of a lady called Mary Boleyn , said erroneously to be by Holbein , is at Hever Castle , but probably dates from the seventeenth or eighteenth century.46 Carey was well thought of by Henry , and there was every indication that ...
Tallis , who has been called ' the Father of English Music ' , was to enjoy a long and distinguished career in the Chapel Royal until his death in 1585. Under his auspices , English church music would reach an unprecedented zenith .
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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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