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The Resource Inside the Tudor court : Henry VIII and his six wives through the writings of the Spanish ambassador, Lauren Mackay

Inside the Tudor court : Henry VIII and his six wives through the writings of the Spanish ambassador, Lauren Mackay

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Inside the Tudor court : Henry VIII and his six wives through the writings of the Spanish ambassador
Title
Inside the Tudor court
Title remainder
Henry VIII and his six wives through the writings of the Spanish ambassador
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Mackay
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This title provides a first-hand perspective on Henry VIII's court and relationships. It uses the perspective of the influential Spanish ambassador Eustace Chapuys to discuss the Tudor court and Henry VIII's relationships.
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1986-
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Mackay, Lauren
Dewey number
942.0520922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Chapuys, Eustace
  • Queens
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • History
  • European history
  • History
  • England
  • 16th century, c 1500 to c 1599
  • European history
  • European history: Renaissance
  • Europe
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • England
Summary expansion
The reports and despatches of Eustace Chapuys, Spanish Ambassador to Henry VIII's court from 1529 to 1545, have been instrumental in shaping our modern interpretations of Henry VIII and his wives. As a result of his personal relationships with several of Henry's queens, and Henry himself, his writings were filled with colourful anecdotes, salacious gossip, and personal and insightful observations of the key players at court, thus offering the single most continuous portrait of the central decades of Henry's reign. Beginning with Chapuys' arrival in England, in the middle of Henry VIII's divorce from Katherine of Aragon, this book progresses through the episodic reigns of each of Henry's queens. Chapuys tirelessly defended Katherine and later her daughter, Mary Tudor, the future Mary I. He remained as ambassador through the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, and reported on each and every one of Henry's subsequent wives - Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katharine Parr - as well as that most notorious of ministers Thomas Cromwell. He retired in 1545, close to the end of Henry VIII's reign. In approaching the period through Chapuys' letters, Lauren Mackay provides a fresh perspective on Henry, his court and the Tudor period in general
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Inside the Tudor court : Henry VIII and his six wives through the writings of the Spanish ambassador, Lauren Mackay
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0021936001
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages , 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781445609577
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
Label
Inside the Tudor court : Henry VIII and his six wives through the writings of the Spanish ambassador, Lauren Mackay
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0021936001
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages , 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781445609577
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map

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