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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At one extremity was His Majesty , standing under a canopy of gold embroidered at Florence , the most costly thing I ever witnessed . He was leaning against his gilt throne , on which was a large gold brocade cushion , where lay the ...
Henry's Flemish tailor , Stephen Jaspar , made him doublets of blue and red velvet lined with cloth of gold , and of purple satin embroidered with gold , as well as long gowns of Venetian damask , silver tissue and cloth of gold .
spacious chambers decorated with gilt cornices and furnished with gorgeous tapestries , hangings of cloth of gold or silver , or of green and white , Turkey carpets , chairs and beds of estate and buffets laden with plate .
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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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