Heinrich VIII. von England

Leben - Herrschaft - Wirkung
Author: Dieter Berg
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170234978
Category: History
Page: 318
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Heinrich VIII. zählt & neben Elisabeth I. & zu den mächtigsten englischen Monarchen im 16.Jahrhundert. Ihm gelang es, durch eine weitsichtige Politik die Grundlagen für das ''englische Empire'' zu legen. Heute kennen wir diesen bedeutenden Herrscher meist nur aufgrund seiner vielen Ehen; wichtiger ist er aber aufgrund seiner Gründung der Englischen Staatskirche und der Auseinandersetzungen mit Parlament, Adel und den anderen europäischen Herrschern. Zudem bildete sich während seiner Regentschaft der frühmoderne Staat heraus, der die folgenden Jahrhunderte bestimmen sollte. Der Autor skizziert nur kurz Leben und Heiraten des Königs, legt jedoch danach den Schwerpunkt der Darstellung auf eine thematisch strukturierte Geschichte Englands in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts und auf die vielfältigen und wechselnden Beziehungen Heinrichs wie Englands zum Kontinent Europa.

History, Fiction, and The Tudors

Sex, Politics, Power, and Artistic License in the Showtime Television Series
Author: William B. Robison
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137438835
Category: History
Page: 384
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This is the first book-length study of the award-winning historical drama The Tudors. In this volume twenty distinguished scholars separate documented history, plausible invention, and outright fantasy in a lively series of scholarly, but accessible and engaging essays. The contributors explore topics including Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, his other wives and family, gender and sex, kingship, the court, religion, and entertainments.

Henry VIII

A Study in Kingship
Author: Michael A. R. Graves
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582381100
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 217
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Few historical figures are as familiar as King Henry VIII. Few kings have popular images created out of so much misinformation: that he was short, had six wives and a legion of mistresses, contracted syphilis and became a Protestant. Henry was a maze of contradictions and the object of much contemporary praise and criticism, adulation and condemnation. He had impressive strengths but also formidable weaknesses, amongst them inconstancy, financial irresponsibility, and a capacity for brutality. At the same time, his rule was vibrant, often exciting and dramatic, and of major significance for England's future. Michael Graves examines this complex personality and sorts out the reality from the myths to provide a highly readable study of early modern kingship as practised by one man.

Court Politics, Culture and Literature in Scotland and England, 1500-1540


Author: Jon Robinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135112580X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 198
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The focus of this study is court literature in early sixteenth-century England and Scotland. Author Jon Robinson examines courtly poetry and drama in the context of a complex system of entertainment, education, self-fashioning, dissimulation, propaganda and patronage. He places selected works under close critical scrutiny to explore the symbiotic relationship that existed between court literature and important socio-political, economic and national contexts of the period 1500 to 1540. The first two chapters discuss the pervasive influence of patronage upon court literature through an analysis of the panegyric verse that surrounded the coronation of Henry VIII. The rhetorical strategies adopted by courtiers within their literary works, however, differed, depending on whether the writer was, at the time of writing the verse or drama, excluded or included from the environs of the court. The different, often elaborate rhetorical strategies are, through close readings of selected verse, delineated and discussed in chapter three on David Lyndsay and chapter four on Thomas Wyatt and Thomas Elyot.

OCR A Level History: England 1485–1603


Author: Nicholas Fellows,Mary Dicken
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471836614
Category: Study Aids
Page: 280
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This is an OCR endorsed resource Build strong subject knowledge and skills in A Level History using the in-depth analysis and structured support in this tailor-made series for OCR's British period studies and enquiries. - Develops the analytical skills required to succeed in the period study by organising the narrative content around the key issues for students to explore - Enhances understanding of the chosen historical period, supplying a wealth of extracts and sources that offer opportunities to practise the evaluative skills needed for the enquiry - Progressively improves study skills through developmental activities and advice on answering practice exam questions - Helps students to review, revise and reflect on the course material through chapter summaries and revision activities that consolidate topic knowledge - Equips students with transferable critical thinking skills, presenting contrasting academic opinions that encourage A Level historians to make informed judgements on major debates Each title in the OCR A Level History series contains one or two British period studies and its associated enquiry, providing complete support for every option in Unit Group 1. England 1485-1603 This title explores the reigns of the Tudor monarchs from Henry VII to Elizabeth I through two British period studies and one enquiry. It allows an in-depth understanding of the key historical knowledge, terms and concepts relevant to the period studied and encourages the critical use of evidence in investigating and assessing historical questions in the associated enquiry: 'Mid Tudor Crises 1547-1558'. This title covers the following period studies and enquiry: - England 1485-1547 - Mid Tudor Crises 1547-1558 - Elizabethan England

Thomas Cromwell

The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Author: Tracy Borman
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802191665
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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Thomas Cromwell has captured the imagination for centuries, including recently in Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and its stage and television adaptations. Long reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power, in Thomas Cromwell, Tracy Borman reveals a different side of one of the most notorious figures in history: that of a caring husband and father, a fiercely loyal servant and friend, and a revolutionary who helped make medieval England into a modern state. Born in the mid-1480s to a lowly blacksmith, Cromwell left home to make his fortune abroad, serving in the French army, and working in Florence at the height of the Renaissance. Back in England, Cromwell built a flourishing legal practice, became the protégé of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, and went on to become Henry VIII's top aide, where he was at the heart of the most momentous events of his time, from the Reformation to the downfall of Anne Boleyn. His seismic political, religious, and social reforms can still be felt today.

Profiles in Leadership


Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 595
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Offers two hundred biographical entries about great leaders from history, classifying them as conquerors, innovators, problem solvers, profit makers, strategists, visionaries, systems creators, and leveragers.

Churches of Northern Europe in Profile

A Thousand Years of Anglo-Nordic Relations
Author: Lars Österlin
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 317
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The Anglo-Nordic perspective is of topical interest as the British and Irish Anglican Churches and the Nordic and Baltic Lutheran Churches are entering into a closer fellowship and intensified co-operation with one another.

Elizabeth

Renaissance Prince
Author: Lisa Hilton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297865234
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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A definitive portrait of one of the most compelling monarchs England has ever had: Elizabeth I. 'We are a prince from a line of princes.' Lisa Hilton's majestic biography of Elizabeth I, 'The Virgin Queen', uses new research to present a fresh interpretation of Elizabeth as a queen who saw herself primarily as a Renaissance prince, delivering a very different perspective on her emotional and sexual life, and upon her attempts to mould England into a European state. Elizabeth was not an exceptional woman but an exceptional ruler, and this book challenges readers to reassess her reign, and the colourful drama, scandal and intrigue to which it is always linked.

Films For, By, and about Women


Author: Kaye Sullivan
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 780
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The Face of Mammon

The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature
Author: David Landreth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190208325
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 368
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Money talked in sixteenth-century England, as money still does today. But what the sixteenth century's gold and silver had to say for itself is strikingly different from the modern discourse of money. As David Landreth demonstrates in The Face of Mammon, the material and historical differences between the coins of the English Renaissance and today's paper and electronic money propel a distinctive and complex assessment of the relation between material substance and human value. Although the sixteenth century was marked by the traumatic emergence of conditions that would prove to be characteristic of the modern economy, the discipline of economics had not been invented to assess those conditions. The Face of Mammon considers how literary texts investigated these unexplained material transformations through attention to the materiality of gold and silver money. In new readings of Spenser's Faerie Queene, Marlowe's Jew of Malta, three plays by Shakespeare-King John, The Merchant of Venice, and Measure for Measure-the poetry of John Donne, and the prose of Thomas Nashe, Landreth argues that these texts situate the act of exchange at the center of a system of "common wealth" that sought to integrate political, ethical, and religious values with material ones, and probe the ways in which market value corrodes that system even as it depends upon it. Joining the methods of material-culture studies to those of economic criticism, The Face of Mammon offers a new account of the historical transformations of the concept of value to scholars of early modern literature, culture, and art, as well as to those interested in economic history.

A Power in the Land

The Percys
Author: Richard Lomas
Publisher: Tuckwell PressLtd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 254
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This is the story of all the earls and dukes of Northumberland, including such memorable characters as Henry Hotspur, immortalized by Shakespeare, the Wizard earl, and Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke and founder of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.

Henry VIII

The King and His Court
Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780345437082
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 632
View: 4072

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Examines the king's remarkable influence on the laws, customs, culture, and politics of his kingdom and profiles the diverse courtiers, artists, and scholars who surrounded Henry VIII.

The Antiquary


Author: Edward Walford,George Latimer Apperson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
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Henry VIII

arms and the man, 1509-2009
Author: Graeme Rimer,Thom Richardson,John P. D. Cooper,Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds (England),Historic Royal Palaces (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Armor
Page: 347
View: 9945

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