211 Heaven Smiles Earth Rejoices

The accession of Henry VIII was greeted with a huge sigh of relief and great enthusiasm. His court was to change immediately, and politics for ever. Although the Book of the Courtier would not appear until 1528, it could have been written for the Tudor court to explain how to win the favour of the Prince.

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2 thoughts on “211 Heaven Smiles Earth Rejoices

  1. Unfortunately I wasn’t taking notes. What was the book you mentioned (“Un-PC but well-written”) on faction at Henry’s court?

    1. Come on, keep up! It’s David Starkey, fun but un-PC and sometimes not amusingly un-PC it has to be said. The Book is the admirably short (150 pages) ‘Henry VIII: Personalities and Politics’.

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