The Yeomen of the Guard and the Early Tudors

The Formation of a Royal Bodyguard

Author: Anita Hewerdine

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 184885983X

Category: History

Page: 312

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The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard is the world's oldest surviving royal bodyguard, founded by Henry VII in 1485. Today it is purely a ceremonial body, but in the past it was a true bodyguard and the nucleus of a fighting force at a time when England had no standing army. Nevertheless, even in its early years, its ceremonial role was also of great importance, enhancing the King's status. This book looks at the early years of the Yeomen of the Guard during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, examining the variety of roles performed by the Guard, both within and outside the Court, as well as detailing the apparel worn by the yeomen and the weaponry with which they were equipped.

The Six Wives Of Henry VIII

Author: Antonia Fraser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780220677

Category: History

Page: 496

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Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of Henry VIII's six wives; a subject of enduring fascination. The six wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr - have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended. But, as Antonia Fraser conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry's obsession with a male heir, but they were not willing victims. On the contrary, they displayed considerable strength and intelligence at a time when their sex supposedly possessed little of either.

AQA A-level History: The Tudors: England 1485-1603

Author: David Ferriby,Angela Anderson,Tony Imperato

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471837505

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 5541

Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: History First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 AQA approved Enhance and expand your students' knowledge and understanding of their AQA breadth study through expert narrative, progressive skills development and bespoke essays from leading historians on key debates. - Builds students' understanding of the events and issues of the period with authoritative, well-researched narrative that covers the specification content - Introduces the key concepts of change, continuity, cause and consequence, encouraging students to make comparisons across time as they advance through the course - Improves students' skills in tackling interpretation questions and essay writing by providing clear guidance and practice activities - Boosts students' interpretative skills and interest in history through extended reading opportunities consisting of specially commissioned essays from practising historians on relevant debates - Cements understanding of the broad issues underpinning the period with overviews of the key questions, end-of-chapter summaries and diagrams that double up as handy revision aids The Tudors: England 1485-1603 A revised edition of Access to History: An Introduction to Tudor England 1485-1603, this title explores the consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty under Henry VII and Henry VIII, the years of instability and religious turmoil in the mid-Tudor period and the period of relative stability during Elizabeth I's reign. It considers breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through examining key questions on themes such as power, religion, opposition, relations with foreign powers and the impact of key individuals.

The King's Daughter

Author: Sandra Worth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440654565

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5577

In this groundbreaking novel, award-winning author Sandra Worth vibrantly brings to life the people?s Queen, ?Elizabeth the Good.? Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth of York trusts that her beloved father?s dying wish has left England in the hands of a just and deserving ruler. But upon the rise of Richard of Gloucester, Elizabeth?s family experiences one devastation after another: her late father is exposed as a bigamist, she and her siblings are branded bastards, and her brothers are taken into the new king?s custody, then reportedly killed. But one fateful night leads Elizabeth to question her prejudices. Through the eyes of Richard?s ailing queen she sees a man worthy of respect and undying adoration. His dedication to his people inspires a forbidden love and ultimately gives her the courage to accept her destiny, marry Henry Tudor, and become Queen. While her soul may secretly belong to another, her heart belongs to England?

Adel und Gemeinwesen

Studien zur Beurteilung d. Adels in spätmittelalterl. u. humanist. engl. Literatur

Author: Gerd Dose

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Medieval, in literature

Page: 234

View: 607

Hauptziel der Arbeit ist der Nachweis, dass die Beurteilung dergesellschaftlichen Rolle des Adels neben der ahnlich ansetzenden Kritik an Kirche und Klerus die Grundlage der Diagnose der -diseases of the body politic- in der humanistischen englischen Reformliteratur darstellt. Gleichzeitig soll gezeigt werden, wie die humanistische Reformliteratur den gedanklichen Fundus der mittelalterlichen Adelskritik ubernimmt, dabei jedoch abstrakt moralisierende Maximen in quasisoziologische Kategorien transformiert."

Heinrich VIII.

mit Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten

Author: Uwe Baumann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 160

View: 9294

Reign of Henry VII

Proceedings of the 1993 Harlaxton Conference

Author: Benjamin Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 4150

Henry VII.

Author: Roger Lockyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 160

View: 5232

Kleio

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Writings on British History

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of London, Institute of Historical Research

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 231

View: 7867

Henry VIII

Author: Michael Denison Palmer

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582314283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 7788

Biography Index

Author: Bea Joseph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

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A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines.

Subject Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Subject

Page: N.A

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