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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Above the King's bed was a thirteenth - century mural in red , blue , silver and gold portraying the coronation of St Edward the Confessor , and on the adjacent walls were vivid depictions of Old Testament battles .
Warwick Castle , built in the thirteenth century , was – and still is – a massive fortress ; 10 Henry never stayed there , but he had the fortifications strengthened . Four miles to the north was Kenilworth Castle , extensively rebuilt ...
These workshops survived into the 17th century . L & P Nottingham University Library MSS .; Thurley : Royal Palaces Rawlinson MSS . , Bodleian Library ; Thurley : Royal Palaces Inventory 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 22.
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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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