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Neville Williams (1924–1977)

Teoksen Henry VIII and His Court tekijä

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Neville Williams was born in 1930 and left school aged 15 having been head boy. After completing an engineering apprenticeship he was conscripted into The Welch Regiment and his active service in Korea is vividly described in this book. He has had a successful career in industry and, now retired, näytä lisää lives in Chester. näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Henry VIII and His Court (1800) 287 kappaletta
The life and times of Elizabeth I (1972) 230 kappaletta
The Tudors (2000) 116 kappaletta
Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1750) 63 kappaletta
The Life and Times of Henry VII (1973) 55 kappaletta
Reform and Revolt (1974) 49 kappaletta
Expanding Horizons (1974) 38 kappaletta
The Expanding World of Man (1970) 25 kappaletta
Francis Drake (1973) 8 kappaletta
A history of the Cayman Islands (1970) 8 kappaletta
Cronologia do seculo XX (1999) 5 kappaletta
A Conscript in Korea (2009) 4 kappaletta
All Queen's Men (1972) 1 kappale

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The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England (1975) — Avustaja — 1,142 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Williams, Neville
Muut nimet
Williams, Neville John
Syntymäaika
1924
Kuolinaika
1977
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Koulutus
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford
Ammatit
Deputy Keeper of Public Records
Organisaatiot
The British Academy

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In the last sentence of this book, Neville Williams reveals his basic thesis: Henry VIII was a transformational king. Well, not in so many words. Instead, he writes that Henry was “the miracle-maker who turned the water of medieval kingship into the heady wine of a personal, national monarchy, with the court as its chosen vessel.”
This is neither a full biography of Henry nor is it a full history of his reign, although the book contains elements of both. It is above all a narrative of court life, far-ranging in the topics it covers, including architecture, the decorative arts, music, and diplomacy. It recounts the improbable rise from working-class origins of his two most able ministers, Wolsey and Cromwell (and their fall), as well as the king’s relations with his six wives. The oft-told tale of Henry’s estrangement from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and his infatuation with Anne Boleyn takes into account the complex motivations and fears involved. Eternal damnation? Dying without leaving a male heir for the throne? Which would you choose?
It was an age when Henry, as well as most of his subjects, took religion very seriously. At the same time, economic pressures and an inchoate nationalism made the pope unpopular. In Williams’ telling, Henry’s faith was most consistently a popeless catholicism, rather than protestant.
The book is generously illustrated, including several full-color, full-page reproductions. These were particularly helpful to imagine the seven castles in and around London to which the court moved (including cartloads of furniture).
For those who can’t read enough about the Tudor era—so like and unlike our own—there is a helpful annotated bibliography (up to 1970, when this book was first published).
I turned to this book to get up to speed on the back story of the people and places while reading the final volume of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy. It provided what I hoped for.
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HenrySt123 | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 19, 2021 |
Cronologia Enciclopédica do Mundo Moderno - Índice
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Jonatas.Bakas | Apr 24, 2021 |
Cronologia Enciclopédica do Mundo Moderno - Índice
Título Original:
Chronology of the Modern World
Tradução:
António Carreto Fidalgo
 
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Jonatas.Bakas | Apr 24, 2021 |
Cronologia Enciclopédica do Mundo Moderno - Índice
Título Original:
Chronology of the Modern World
Tradução:
António Carreto Fidalgo
 
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