The Yeomen of the Guard and the Early Tudors

The Formation of a Royal Bodyguard
Author: Anita Hewerdine
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 184885983X
Category: History
Page: 312
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The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard is the world's oldest surviving royal bodyguard, having been founded by Henry VII in 1485. Today it is purely a ceremonial body, but in the past it was a true bodyguard and the nucleus of a fighting force at a time when England had no standing army. Nevertheless, even in its early years, its ceremonial role was also of great importance, supplying a richly arrayed retinue to enhance the King's status. Anita Hewerdine here provides the first comprehensive study of the early years of the Yeomen of the Guard during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, examining the variety of roles performed by the Guard, both within and outside the Court, as well as detailing the apparel worn by the yeomen and the weaponry with which they were equipped. Hewerdine's book is the result of intensive research, using numerous unpublished documents, as well as a variety of printed sources not readily accessible to the general public. It will be essential reading for researchers of Early Modern Military History and sheds light on a previously overlooked aspect of the Tudor Court.

The Six Wives Of Henry VIII


Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780220677
Category: History
Page: 496
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Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of Henry VIII's six wives; a subject of enduring fascination. The six wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr - have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended. But, as Antonia Fraser conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry's obsession with a male heir, but they were not willing victims. On the contrary, they displayed considerable strength and intelligence at a time when their sex supposedly possessed little of either.

AQA A-level History: The Tudors: England 1485-1603


Author: David Ferriby,Angela Anderson,Tony Imperato
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471837505
Category: History
Page: 264
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AQA approved Enhance and expand your students' knowledge and understanding of their AQA breadth study through expert narrative, progressive skills development and bespoke essays from leading historians on key debates. - Builds students' understanding of the events and issues of the period with authoritative, well-researched narrative that covers the specification content - Introduces the key concepts of change, continuity, cause and consequence, encouraging students to make comparisons across time as they advance through the course - Improves students' skills in tackling interpretation questions and essay writing by providing clear guidance and practice activities - Boosts students' interpretative skills and interest in history through extended reading opportunities consisting of specially commissioned essays from practising historians on relevant debates - Cements understanding of the broad issues underpinning the period with overviews of the key questions, end-of-chapter summaries and diagrams that double up as handy revision aids The Tudors: England 1485-1603 A revised edition of Access to History: An Introduction to Tudor England 1485-1603, this title explores the consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty under Henry VII and Henry VIII, the years of instability and religious turmoil in the mid-Tudor period and the period of relative stability during Elizabeth I's reign. It considers breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through examining key questions on themes such as power, religion, opposition, relations with foreign powers and the impact of key individuals.

The Wives of Henry VIII


Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804152616
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
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The New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from the acclaimed author of Marie Antoinette. Under Antonia Fraser's intent scrutiny, Catherine of Aragon emerges as a scholar-queen who steadfastly refused to grant a divorce to her royal husband; Anne Boleyn is absolved of everything but a sharp tongue and an inability to produce a male heir; and Catherine Parr is revealed as a religious reformer with the good sense to tack with the treacherous winds of the Tudor court. And we gain fresh understanding of Jane Seymour's circumspect wisdom, the touching dignity of Anna of Cleves, and the youthful naivete that led to Katherine Howard's fatal indiscretions. The Wives of Henry VIII interweaves passion and power, personality and politics, into a superb work of history.

The King's Daughter


Author: Sandra Worth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440654565
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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In this groundbreaking novel, award-winning author Sandra Worth vibrantly brings to life the people?s Queen, ?Elizabeth the Good.? Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth of York trusts that her beloved father?s dying wish has left England in the hands of a just and deserving ruler. But upon the rise of Richard of Gloucester, Elizabeth?s family experiences one devastation after another: her late father is exposed as a bigamist, she and her siblings are branded bastards, and her brothers are taken into the new king?s custody, then reportedly killed. But one fateful night leads Elizabeth to question her prejudices. Through the eyes of Richard?s ailing queen she sees a man worthy of respect and undying adoration. His dedication to his people inspires a forbidden love and ultimately gives her the courage to accept her destiny, marry Henry Tudor, and become Queen. While her soul may secretly belong to another, her heart belongs to England?

Adel und Gemeinwesen

Studien zur Beurteilung d. Adels in spätmittelalterl. u. humanist. engl. Literatur
Author: Gerd Dose
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civilization, Medieval, in literature
Page: 234
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Hauptziel der Arbeit ist der Nachweis, dass die Beurteilung dergesellschaftlichen Rolle des Adels neben der ahnlich ansetzenden Kritik an Kirche und Klerus die Grundlage der Diagnose der -diseases of the body politic- in der humanistischen englischen Reformliteratur darstellt. Gleichzeitig soll gezeigt werden, wie die humanistische Reformliteratur den gedanklichen Fundus der mittelalterlichen Adelskritik ubernimmt, dabei jedoch abstrakt moralisierende Maximen in quasisoziologische Kategorien transformiert."

Heinrich VIII.

mit Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten
Author: Uwe Baumann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 160
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Reign of Henry VII

Proceedings of the 1993 Harlaxton Conference
Author: Benjamin Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 279
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Henry VIII


Author: Michael Denison Palmer
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 134
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The reign of Henry VIII witnessed a dramatic transformation of church and state. MD Palmer analyses the changes that took place and also considers the effect upon society of the English Reformation and the dissolution of the monastries. He concludes with an examination of Henry's character and an assessment of how far he was responsible for the transformation with which he has been identified.

Tudor Rebellions


Author: Anthony Fletcher,Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317437373
Category: History
Page: 216
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Tudor Rebellions, now in its sixth edition, gives a chronological account of the major rebellions against the Tudor monarchy from the reign of King Henry VII until the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. It also throws light on some of the main themes of Tudor history, including the dynasty’s attempt to bring the north and west under the control of the capital, the progress of the English Reformation and the impact of inflation, taxation and enclosure on society. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account the exciting and innovative work on the subject in recent years and bring the historiographical debates right up to date. It now includes additional documents and extended discussions to bring to life the complex events and politics of the rebellions. The primary sources, alongside a narrative history, allow students to fully explore these turbulent times, seeking to understand what drove Tudor people to rebel and what sort of people were inclined to do so. In doing so, the book considers both ‘high’ and ‘low’ politics, and the concerns of both the noble and the unprivileged in Tudor society. With supplementary materials including a chronology, who’s who and guide to further reading along with maps and images, Tudor Rebellions is an invaluable resource for all students of Tudor history.

Order and Connexion

Studies in Bibliography and Book History : Selected Papers from the Munby Seminar, Cambridge, July 1994
Author: R. C. Alston
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780859915069
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 202
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Papers on the use of bibliographical evidence to determine significant features of both manuscripts and printed books.

Biography Index


Author: Bea Joseph
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: N.A
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A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines.