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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learned men . His interest was genuine , and is attested to by the numerous annotations in his own hand in the margins of his surviving books . For Henry , learning was a great source of enjoyment , a journey of discovery for a mind ...
Also Oxford - educated , he had learned Greek , then gone to Padua to study medicine . His experience of Italy set him firmly in the vanguard of the humanist movement in England ; Erasmus called him as deep and acute a thinker as I have ...
So that he should not learn in isolation , the King founded a select palace school , choosing fourteen aristocratic boys to share his education : they included Suffolk's son , the learned Henry Brandon , Surrey's son , Lord Thomas ...
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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
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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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