Book The Secret Bride

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  • Author : Diane Haeger
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008-04-01
  • ISBN : 1101211563
  • Pages : 490 pages

Download or read The Secret Bride PDF, written by Diane Haeger and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-04-01 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of The Tudors comes a captivating drama about the only woman who could defy Henry VIII -and keep her life. Mary Tudor, the headstrong younger sister of the ruthless King Henry VII, has always been her brother's favorite-but now she is also an important political bargaining chip. When she is promised to the elderly, ailing King Louis of France, a heartbroken Mary accepts her fate, but not before extracting a promise from her brother: When the old king dies, her next marriage shall be solely of her choosing. For Mary has a forbidden passion, and is determined, through her own cunning, courage, and boldness, to forge her own destiny. The Secret Bride is the triumphant tale of one extraordinary woman who meant to stay true to her heart and live her life just as her royal brother did- by her own rules...

Book The Queen s Mistake

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  • Author : Diane Haeger
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2009-10-06
  • ISBN : 0451228006
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read The Queen s Mistake PDF, written by Diane Haeger and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2009-10-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of The Secret Bride, the tragic tale of the fifth wife of Henry VIII. When the young and beautiful Catherine Howard becomes the fifth wife of the fifty-year-old King Henry VIII, she seems to be on top of the world. Yet her reign is destined to be brief and heartbreaking, as she is forced to do battle with enemies far more powerful and calculating than she could have ever anticipated in a court where one wrong move could mean her undoing. Wanting only love, Catherine is compelled to deny her heart's desire in favor of her family's ambition. But in so doing, she unwittingly gives those who sought to bring her down a most effective weapon—her own romantic past. The Queen's Mistake is the tragic tale of one passionate and idealistic woman who struggles to negotiate the intrigue of the court and the yearnings of her heart.

Book Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII

Download or read Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII PDF, written by Maria Hayward and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry VIII used his wardrobe, and that of his family and household, as a way of expressing his wealth and magnificence. This book encompasses the first detailed study of male and female dress worn at the court of Henry VIII (1509-47) and covers the dress of the king and his immediate family, the royal household and the broader court circle. Henry VIII's wardrobe is set in context by a study of Henry VII's clothes, court and household. ~ ~ As none of Henry VIII's clothes survive, evidence is drawn primarily from the great wardrobe accounts, wardrobe warrants, and inventories, and is interpreted using evidence from narrative sources, paintings, drawings and a small selection of contemporary garments, mainly from European collections. ~ ~ Key areas for consideration include the king's personal wardrobe, how Henry VIII's queens used their clothes to define their status, the textiles provided for the pattern of royal coronations, marriages and funerals and the role of the great wardrobe, wardrobe of the robes and laundry. In addition there is information on the cut and construction of garments, materials and colours, dr given as gifts, the function of livery and the hierarchy of dress within the royal household, and the network of craftsmen working for the court. The text is accompanied by full transcripts of James Worsley's wardrobe books of 1516 and 1521 which provide a brief glimpse of the king's clothes.

Book Book Review Index 2009

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  • Author : Dana Ferguson
  • Publisher : Book Review Index Cumulation
  • Release : 2009-08
  • ISBN : 9781414419121
  • Pages : 1304 pages

Download or read Book Review Index 2009 PDF, written by Dana Ferguson and published by Book Review Index Cumulation. This book was released on 2009-08 with total page 1304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both newly published and older materials make Book Review Index an exceptionally useful reference tool. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. Book Review Index is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.

Book Letters and Papers  Foreign and Domestic  of the Reign of Henry VIII

Download or read Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII PDF, written by J. S. Brewer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-03-19 with total page 671 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published between 1862 and 1932, and reissued here in multiple parts, this monumental calendar of documents remains an essential starting point for the serious study of Tudor history. An experienced editor of historical texts, John Sherren Brewer (1809-79) had no prior training in the history of the period, yet he brought to the project the necessary industriousness and an impeccable command of Latin. Four volumes appeared before his death, whereupon James Gairdner (1828-1912), his former assistant, took up the editorial reins. Continuing Brewer's method of ordering chronologically all available documents from 1509 to 1547, and reproducing some passages while paraphrasing or omitting others, Gairdner brought the project to its conclusion, aided himself by R. H. Brodie (1859-1943) in preparing the later volumes. Part 2 of Volume 3 (1867) has been split into two for this reissue: this second half covers the period from October 1521 to December 1523.

Book Focus On  100 Most Popular English People of Welsh Descent

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Book Letters and Papers  Foreign and Domestic  of the Reign of Henry VIII

Download or read Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII PDF, written by Great Britain. Public Record Office and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page 690 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Letters and Papers  Foreign and Domestic  of the Reign of Henry VIII

Download or read Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1867 with total page 1250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Red Roses

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  • Author : Amy Licence
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2016-03-07
  • ISBN : 0750968680
  • Pages : 410 pages

Download or read Red Roses PDF, written by Amy Licence and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2016-03-07 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Wars of the Roses were not just fought by men on the battlefield. Behind the scenes, there were daughters, wives, mistresses, mothers and queens whose lives and influences helped shape the most dramatic of English conflicts. This book traces the story of women on the Lancastrian side, from the children borne by Blanche, wife of John of Gaunt, through the turbulent fifteenth century to the advent of Margaret Beaufort’s son in 1485 and the establishment of the Tudor dynasty. From the secret liaisons of Katherine Swynford and Catherine of Valois to the love lives of Mary de Bohun and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, to the queenship of Joan of Navarre and Margaret of Anjou, this book explores their experiences as women. What bound them to their cause? What real influence did they wield? Faced with the dangers of treason and capture, defamation and childbirth, read how these extraordinary women survived in extraordinary times.

Book England s Conversion   Reformation Compared

Download or read England s Conversion Reformation Compared PDF, written by Robert Manning and published by . This book was released on 1725 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Catalog of Copyright Entries  Part 1   C  Group 3  Dramatic Composition and Motion Pictures  New Series

Download or read Catalog of Copyright Entries Part 1 C Group 3 Dramatic Composition and Motion Pictures New Series PDF, written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office and published by . This book was released on 1943 with total page 614 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Annals of Tennis

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  • Author : Julian Marshall
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1878
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 334 pages

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Book King Henry VIII

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  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2014-09-25
  • ISBN : 1408143070
  • Pages : 544 pages

Download or read King Henry VIII PDF, written by William Shakespeare and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: King Henry VIII has one of the fullest theatrical histories of any play in the Shakespeare canon, yet has been consistently misrepresented, both in performance and in criticism. This edition offers a new perspective on this ironic, multi-layered, collaborative play, revealing it as a complex meditation on the progress of Reformation which sees English life since Henry VIII's day as a series of bewildering changes in national and personal allegiance and represents 'history' as the product of varied and contradictory testimony. McMullan makes a powerful claim for the rehabilitation of Henry VIII, providing the fullest performance history of any edition to date and reading the work not as a marginal 'late' Shakespeare play but as a play which is paradigmatic of the achievement of Renaissance drama as a whole.`This is a staggeringly brilliant, captivating edition that will undoubtedly occasion a huge surge of critical interest in this neglected play. For those of use who have never taken Henry VIII very seriously ' perhaps dismissing it as a late collaborative play of no consequence or as conservative propaganda ' McMullan's introduction is genuinely revelatory.'Eric Rasmussen, University of Nevada at Reno, Shakespeare Survey

Book Virtuosos of Faith

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  • Author : Gert Melville
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 364391363X
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Virtuosos of Faith PDF, written by Gert Melville and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For over a thousand years, monks, nuns, canons, friars, and others under religious vows stood at the pinnacle of Western European society. For their ascetic sacrifices, their learning, piety, and expertise, they were accorded positions of power and influence, and a wide range of legal, financial and social privileges. As such they present an important opportunity to consider the nature and dynamics of an "elite" in medieval culture. Using medieval religious life as their interpretive lens, the essays of this volume seek to uncover the essential markers of elite status. They explore how those under vows claimed and manifested elite status in complex spiritual, temporal, and social combinations. They explore the workings of elite status from day to day, across region and locale - who earned recognition and how, whether through specific achievements or the deployment of specific capacities; who recognized, conferred, or helped maintain elite status, how and why; how elite status could be redefined, contested or rejected. The essays also seek to understand how medieval European religious elites compared to those found in other cultures and settings, from Syria and South Asia to the early modern transatlantic world.

Book London s Secret Square Mile

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  • Author : David Long
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2011-11-30
  • ISBN : 0752480324
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read London s Secret Square Mile PDF, written by David Long and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2011-11-30 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The streetscape of London’s historic square mile has been evolving for centuries, but the City’s busy commercial heart still boasts an extensive network of narrow passages and alleyways, secret squares and half-hidden courtyards. Using his wealth of local knowledge, historian David Long guides you through these ancient rights of passage – many dating back to medieval times or earlier – their evocative names recalling old taverns, notable individuals and City traditions. Hidden behind the glass, steel and stone of London’s banks and big business, these survivors of modern development bear witness to nearly 2,000 years of British history.

Book Henry VIII in 100 Objects

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  • Author : Paul Kendall
  • Publisher : Frontline Books
  • Release : 2021-01-31
  • ISBN : 1526731312
  • Pages : 346 pages

Download or read Henry VIII in 100 Objects PDF, written by Paul Kendall and published by Frontline Books. This book was released on 2021-01-31 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry VIII is one of history’s most memorable monarchs. Popularly known for his six wives, and the unfortunate fate which befell Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, Henry initiated many reforms and changes which still affect our lives today. The annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon set in motion the separation of the English church from Rome and the establishment of the Church of England, which in turn led to the dissolution of the monasteries, the hauntingly evocative remains of which can be seen across the United Kingdom. Henry also oversaw the legal union between England and Wales, and he is also known as ‘the father of the Royal Navy’, with one of his great warships, the _Mary Rose_, lost in 1545 and recovered in 1982, becoming one of the most famous wrecks in maritime history. In addition to the monasteries, other buildings around the UK continue to remind us of the times of the Tudors – there is the site of Greenwich Palace at the Royal Naval College Greenwich, where Henry was born; his great palace at Hampton Court; Lambeth Palace where Thomas More refused to sign the oath to make Henry the Head of the Church, and the Bell Tower in the Tower of London where More was imprisoned before he was beheaded. Henry’s breach with the Pope led to the threat of war with Catholic France and Spain, which prompted Henry to construct a series of powerful forts around the English and Welsh coasts. These elegant and symmetrical defensive structures are still awe-inspiring. In this engaging and hugely informative book, the author takes us on a journey across the country, from Deal Castle on the south coast, to Tower Green where Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard lost their heads, and far north to Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire. Along the way we see places where Henry stayed, where the _Mary Rose_ was recovered, the homes of his consorts and Smithfield where prominent individuals convicted of heresy were burned at the stake. Travel, then, not just across the country, but also back in time through 100 objects from the days of the second Tudor monarch – Henry VIII.