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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The royal palaces were designed to accommodate large numbers of courtiers and servants , and whole ranges were given over to courtier lodgings , as in the Base Court at Hampton Court , which could house forty courtiers , 25 and the ...
Henry was developing an increasing desire for privacy , which led him to build increasingly complex privy lodgings in his palaces , some of which – notably at Hampton Court , York Place and Greenwich – were accessed by covered galleries ...
suggests that lodgings for the Queen and Prince Edward is sparse , but their apartments were extended in line with the King's . At Hampton Court , the new secret lodgings led off a ground floor gallery on the east side of Cloister Green ...
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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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