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 letter was ' written with the hand of him that longeth to be yours ' , while another ended with him ' wishing myself , specially an evening , in my sweetheart's arms , whose pretty dukkys ( breasts ] I trust shortly to kiss ' .
Once the nuptials were completed , Henry and Anne proceeded hand in hand into the King's closet , where they heard Mass . Afterwards , spices and hippocras were served , then Henry went off to his privy chamber to change while Anne was ...
The Lady Mary looked splendid in cloth of gold and purple velvet.5 After the Duke had kissed the Queen's hand , she led him into another chamber where he was entertained for several hours with music and ' much beautiful dancing ' .
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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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