Henry VIII and the men who made him

The secret history behind the Tudor throne
Author: Tracy Borman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473649900
Category: History
Page: 512
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'An outstanding work of historical artistry, a brilliantly woven and pacy story of the men who surrounded, influenced and sometimes plagued Henry VIII.' Alison Weir Henry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, and he is often defined by his many marriages. But what do we see if we take a different look? When we see Henry through the men in his life, a new perspective on this famous king emerges... Henry's relationships with the men who surrounded him reveal much about his beliefs, behaviour and character. They show him to be capable of fierce, but seldom abiding loyalty; of raising men only to destroy them later. He loved to be attended and entertained by boisterous young men who shared his passion for sport, but at other times he was more diverted by men of intellect, culture and wit. Often trusting and easily led by his male attendants and advisers during the early years of his reign, he matured into a profoundly suspicious and paranoid king whose favour could be suddenly withdrawn, as many of his later servants found to their cost. His cruelty and ruthlessness would become ever more apparent as his reign progressed, but the tenderness that he displayed towards those he trusted proves that he was never the one-dimensional monster that he is often portrayed as. In this fascinating and often surprising new biography, Tracy Borman reveals Henry's personality in all its multi-faceted, contradictory glory.

Tudor Fashion

Author: Eleri Lynn
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300228279
Category: Clothing and dress
Page: 208
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Introduction -- The Tudor wardrobe -- Power and meaning : royal dress -- Dressed for court : courtiers, officials and servants -- Grooming and laundry -- The great wardrobe -- The legacy of tudor dress

Rich Apparel

Clothing and the Law in Henry VIII's England
Author: Maria Hayward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351903195
Category: History
Page: 448
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English dress in the second half of the sixteenth century has been studied in depth, yet remarkably little has been written on the earlier years, or indeed on male clothing for the whole century. The few studies that do cover these neglected areas have tended to be quite general, focusing upon garments rather than the wearers. As such this present volume fills an important gap by providing a detailed analysis of not only what people wore in Henry's reign, but why. The book describes and analyses dress in England through a variety of documents, including warrants and accounts from Henry's Great Wardrobe and the royal household, contemporary narrative sources, legislation enacted by Parliament, guild regulations, inventories and wills, supported with evidence and observations derived from visual sources and surviving garments. Whilst all these sources are utilised, the main focus of the study is built around the sumptuary legislation, or the four 'Acts of Apparel' passed by Henry between 1509 and 1547. English sumptuary legislation was concerned primarily with male dress, and starting at the top of society with the king and his immediate family, it worked its way down through the social hierarchy, but stopped short of the poor who did not have sufficient disposable income to afford the items under consideration. Certain groups - such as women and the clergy - who were specifically excluded from the legislation, are examined in the second half of the book. Combining the consideration of such primary sources with modern scholarly analysis, this book is invaluable for anyone with an interest in the history of fashion, clothing, and consumption in Tudor society.


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843049386
Category: Drama
Page: 132
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William Shakespeare: Cymbeline (Cymbeline) Die tragikomische Romanze in fünf Akten entstand um 1608 und wurde 1611 in London uraufgeführt. Der Erstdruck erfolgte 1623 in der sogenannten First Folio Ausgabe. Der junge Edelmann Posthumus heiratet heimlich Imogen, die Tochter des Königs Cymbeline, der daraufhin Posthumus von seinem Hof verbannt. Die anmutige Imogen muss am Hofe des Vaters bleiben und seinen Zorn ertragen, während Posthumus in Italien Laster und Intrige ausgesetzt ist und schließlich auf die Treue seiner zurückgelassenen Frau wettet. Die deutsche Erstaufführung erfolgte 1897 in München. Die in dieser Ausgabe zugrunde gelegte Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck und wurde erstmals 1832 bei Georg Andreas Reimer in Berlin gedruckt. Zur Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzung: August Wilhelm Schlegel begann 1796 eine Gesamtübersetzung der Werke William Shakespeares, musste das Vorhaben jedoch 1810 nach 14 Dramen abbrechen. 1825 setzte Ludwig Tieck das Projekt unter Mitarbeit seiner ältesten Tochter Dorothea und Wolf Graf von Baudissins fort. 1833 schloss Dorothea Tieck mit der deutschen Fassung von Macbeth die bis heute als maßgeblich geltende sogenannte Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzung ab. »Ich empfehle dringend die sogenannte Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzung.« Marcel Reich-Ranicki Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 9, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Willi, Tim Tempelhofer, 2015. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Tudor Costume and Fashion

Author: Herbert Norris
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141519
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 920
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Monumental study of English fashions from 1485 through 1603 surveys clothing worn by all classes and includes headgear, hairstyles, jewelry, collars, footwear, and other accessories. 1,000 black-and-white figures. 24 halftones. 22 color plates.

Tudor and Elizabethan Fashions

Author: Tom Tierney,Coloring Books
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486413204
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Forty-five handsome, ready-to-color plates depict styles worn by all social classes in 15th- and 16th-century England -- from woolen tunics of country workers to elegant apparel of Tudor monarchs. Captions.

Secrets of the Tudor Court

Author: D.L. Bogdan
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758260148
Category: Fiction
Page: 353
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A “beautifully written story” of an innocent girl’s introduction to the inner circles of the court of Henry VIII—where love and betrayal go hand in hand (Diane Haeger, award-winning author). Young Mary Howard is overjoyed when she learns that she will be leaving home for the grand court of King Henry VIII, where she will attend his mistress Anne Boleyn. Everything Anne touches seems to turn to gold, and Mary is certain Anne will one day become queen. But Mary has also seen the king’s fickle nature, and how easily he discards those who were once close to him. Discovering that she is a pawn in a carefully orchestrated plot devised by her father, the Duke of Norfolk, Mary dare not disobey him. Yet despite all of her efforts to please him, she too falls prey to his wrath. Not until she becomes betrothed to Harry Fitzroy, the Duke of Richmond and son to the king, does Mary find the love and approval she’s been seeking. But just when Mary believes she is finally free of her father, she discovers she has been outmaneuvered by him all the while. Now, Mary must learn to play her part well in a dangerous chess game that could change her life—and the course of history. Enter a world of power, privilege, and passion that “throbs with intensity as it lays bare the secret delights of Tudor court life and the sudden, lethal terrors” (Barbara Kyle).

Was ihr wollt

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843027781
Category: Drama
Page: 84
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William Shakespeare: Was ihr wollt Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland (1766). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel, Bd. 2, Berlin (Johann Friedrich Unger) 1797. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 1, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Frederick Richard Pickersgill, Orsino und Violo, um 1860. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Die Trachten der Völker

vom Beginn der Geschichte bis zum 19. Jahrhundert
Author: Albert Kretschmer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3864447941
Page: 700
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Kretschmer stellt in diesem Buch Trachten der V lker zusammen. Mit 104 Tafeln, urspr nglich in 1906 ver ffentlicht.

Henry VIII

King and Court
Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446449238
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 656
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'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.

Outlander – Die geliehene Zeit

Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426435381
Category: Fiction
Page: 1232
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Der zweite Band der erfolgreichen Highland-Saga endlich in ungekürzter Neuübersetzung! Schottland, 1968: 20 Jahre nachdem Claire Randall aus der Vergangenheit zurückgekehrt ist, bringt sie ihre Tochter Brianna in die Highlands, denn Brianna soll endlich das Land ihres Vaters kennenlernen. Claire will außerdem die Antwort auf eine Frage finden, die sie seit über 20 Jahren quält: Konnte ihre große Liebe Jamie Fraser die schreckliche Schlacht von Culloden überleben?

The Tudors For Dummies

Author: David Loades,Mei Trow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470664582
Category: History
Page: 376
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This entertaining guide covers the period from 1485 to 1603, exploring the life and times of everyday people (from famine and the flu epidemic, to education, witchcraft and William Shakespeare) as well as the intrigues and scandals at court. Strap yourself in and get ready for a rollercoaster ride through the romantic and political liaisons of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I - and that's not all! Information on surviving Tudor buildings, such as Hampton Court, adds a contemporary twist for readers wanting to bring history to life by visiting these historic sites. The Tudors For Dummies includes: Part I: The Early Tudors Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Tudors Chapter 2: Surveying the Mess the Tudors Inherited Chapter 3: Cosying Up With the First Tudor Part II: Henry VIII Chapter 4: What was Henry like? Chapter 5: How Henry Ran his Kingdom Chapter 6: Divorced, Beheaded, Died; Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: The Perils of Marrying Henry Chapter 7: Establishing a New Church: Henry and Religion Part III: Edward VI, Mary and Philip, and Queen Mary Chapter 8: Edward, the Child King Chapter 9: Establishing Protestantism Chapter 10: Northumberland, Lady Jane Grey and the Rise of Mary Chapter 11: What Mary Did Chapter 12: Weighing Up War and Disillusionment Part IV: The First Elizabeth Chapter 13: The Queen and her Team Chapter 14: Breaking Dinner Party Rules: Discussing Religion and Politics Chapter 15: Tackling Battles, Plots and Revolts Chapter 16: Making War with Spain Chapter 17: Understanding the Trouble in Ireland Chapter 18: Passing on the Baton - Moving from Tudors to Stewarts Part V: The Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten top Tudor Dates Chapter 20: Ten Things the Tudors Did For Us Chapter 21: Ten (Mostly) Surviving Tudor Buildings

The Percy Anecdotes

Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy, Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery, Mont Benger
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Anecdotes
Page: N.A
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Die drei Musketiere

Author: Alexander Dumas
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954726351
Category: Fiction
Page: 456
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Reproduktion des Originals in neuer Rechtschreibung.

Grandma Harrington and the Queen's Wardrobe

Author: J. (Johannes) Froebel-Parker
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 147728818X
Category: Fiction
Page: 44
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Froebel-Parker's book about paternal and maternal Harrington ancestors is the second book dedicated to his "Ahnentafel." Friedrich and the First Kindergarten dealt with his ancestor, Friedrich Froebel, founder of the first kindergarten. In Grandma Harrington and the Queen's Wardrobe, Froebel-Parker recounts the story of Mary Rogers, Lady Harrington, wife of Queen Elizabeth I s favorite godson and recipient of many gowns from the queen s royal wardrobe. He sews the connections between the Harringtons and Tudors into little Robert Harrington s journey to the Massachusetts Bay Colony as part of the Winthrop Fleet in 1630.