One thought on “Henry VIII and His Court”

  1. While, I did like this overview of Henry VIII's reign I felt there wasn't quite enough correct information in it to give it a four or five star rating.Many new insights about the Tudors have come out since 1971 when this was first published so I think it was a matter of the author not having the info available at the time of it's writing rather than any biased views or misinterpreted facts.I liked that one of the sources used was Letters and Papers which is very reliable but using the Spainish o [...]

  2. Henry VIII made me love European history. Who doesn't love scandal. I do. But the book was a bit off. Some of the facts were wrong

  3. The author preceded Elizabeth Hallam at the Public Record Office and was an authority on the Tudor period. Here, he examines the workings of the court under Henry VIII, the consummate Renaissance prince and master of kingship, absolute head not only of the secular nation but of the English church, as well — "a prince ruling in the image of God." Personal monarchy always implies a court and Henry surrounded himself with talented people, both in his household and in the machinery of government, [...]

  4. The book is not very long but it is a good account on Henry VIII's court, from the sumptuous banquets, the clothing, the etiquette, and the defining moments in his reign.My only nitpick is since I read this after Alison Weir's Henry VIII and his court, I tend to be a little bias, because her book was packed with more detail and although this has good info, it's not as detailed as hers.

  5. The title of the book gives you pretty much all you need to know about its content. Anyone interested in the reign of Henry VIII, especially with regard to his court, would do well to read this book.

  6. A good overview of the court as a whole, lots of pictures. I always recommended it as a good first book for someone starting on the copurt of Henry VIII

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