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the early years of his reign, he matured into a profoundly suspicious and paranoid king whose favour could be suddenly withdrawn, as many of his later servants found to their cost.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: N.A
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

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.

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.

Die Bedford Hours

das reichste Stundenbuch des Mittelalters
Author: Eberhard König
Publisher: N.A
Category: Books of hours
Page: 144
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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?

Ein Porträt des Künstlers als junger Mann

Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
ISBN: 3641156017
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Der beste Einstieg in die Welt des James Joyce Mit dieser in Dublin spielenden, autobiografisch gefärbten Coming-of-Age-Geschichte schrieb sich James Joyce in die Weltliteratur ein. Thematisch steckt in diesem aufsehenerregenden Roman schon ein Großteil dessen, was den berühmten Iren ausmacht: Kunst, Sex, Religion, Rebellion und all die damit einhergehenden Verwicklungen. Ein Junge macht sich auf die Suche nach sich selbst. Anfangs noch ganz im Bannkreis von Konventionen und Autoritäten, entdeckt er nach und nach seine geistigen Fähigkeiten, seine zwiespältige Gefühlswelt und seine Sexualität. Die Hürden seiner Selbstfindung sind vielfältig, muss er sich doch als angehender Künstler von Übervätern emanzipieren. Auch mit der puritanischen Rolle der katholischen Kirche setzt er sich auseinander. Zwischen Moral und Amoral, Anpassung und Auflehnung entwickelt er schließlich den Mut, eigene Wege zu beschreiten. Joyce’ Roman ist ein Spiegelbild der politischen Situation seiner Epoche und ein grandioses Bekenntnis zum freiheitsstiftenden Potenzial der Kunst.

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).

Das Sündenhaus

Historischer Thriller
Author: Antonia Hodgson
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426450119
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Mörderische Rache in Fountains Abbey - Antonia Hodgson setzt ihre preisgekrönte historische Thriller-Serie ("Das Teufelsloch", "Der Galgenvogel") fulminant fort. Frühjahr 1728. Auf eine »Bitte« von Englands Königin Queen Caroline reist Tom Hawkins, mit allen Wassern gewaschener Gentleman, zum Herrenhaus von John Aislabie in Yorkshire. Doch die ländliche Idylle entpuppt sich für Tom schnell als Hexenkessel: Die Queen wird von Aislabie erpresst, denn der ehemalige Schatzkanzler war mitverantwortlich für die »Südseeblase«, den größten Finanzskandal des 18. Jahrhunderts. Aislabie wiederum erhält seit einiger Zeit zunehmend blutigere Drohbriefe. Ehe Tom es sich versieht, gerät er zwischen alle Fronten und mitten hinein in einen mörderischen Racheplan. Britischer (Galgen-)Humor, Tempo und authentische Einblicke in die Intrigen des 18. Jahrhunderts - das ist Antonia Hodgson!

Henry VIII

King and Court
Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446449238
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 656
View: 1937

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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.


Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641125669
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 448
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Selbst der stärkste Gegner ist verwundbar – du musst nur wissen, wo Als David sechs ist, zerstört eine gewaltige Explosion die Welt, die er kannte. Einige der Überlebenden erlangen Superkräfte, die sie dazu nutzen, sich die übrigen untertan zu machen. Als David acht ist, muss er miterleben, wie einer dieser Superhelden, ein gewisser Steelheart, seinen Vater ermordet. Von da an kennt David nur ein Ziel: herauszufinden, warum sein Vater sterben musste. Und ihn zu rächen. Er schließt sich einer Untergrundbewegung an, die die Herrschaft der scheinbar unbesiegbaren Superhelden bekämpft. David ahnt, dass sogar der mächtige Steelheart eine Schwachstelle hat. Er muss sie nur entdecken. Doch das bunt zusammengewürfelte Grüppchen der Widerstandskämpfer muss sich erst zusammenraufen. Und nicht jeder billigt Davids Plan, Jagd auf Steelheart zu machen ...

The Tudor Tailor

Reconstructing 16th-century Dress
Author: Ninya Mikhaila,Jane Malcolm-Davies
Publisher: Costume & Fashion Press
ISBN: 9780896762558
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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Essential source book for reconstructing clothing 1509 to 1603.