'This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history. As well as challenging some recent theories, it offers controversial new conclusions based on contemporary evidence that has until now been overlooked. This is a triumph of historical writing which will appeal equally to the general reader and the serious historian.Collection of HM Queen Elizabeth II (London, 1996) Lloyd, Christopher, and Thurley, Simon J.; Henry Will: Images of a Tudor King (Oxford, 1990) ... P. Baynarda#39;s Castle (Mediaeval Archaeology, 17, 1973) Marshall, J.: The Annals of Tennis (London, 1878) Marsham, Robert: a#39;On a Manuscript Book of Prayers in a Binding of Gold Enamelled, said to have given by Queen Anne Boleyn to a Lady of the Wyattanbsp;...
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