Henry VIII and the Court

Betteridge, Thomas
Lipscomb, Suzannah
Date published: 
February 2013

After 500 years Henry VIII still retains a public fascination unmatched by any monarch before or since. Through this wide-ranging, yet thematically coherent approach, a fascinating window is opened into the world of Henry VIII and his court. In particular, building on research undertaken over the last ten years, a number of contributors focus on topics that have been neglected by tradition historical writing, for example gender, graffiti and clothing. With contributions from many of the leading scholars of Tudor England, the collection offers not only a snapshot of the latest historical thinking, but also provides a starting point for future research into the world of this colourful, but often misrepresented monarch.