Henry Prince of Wales: And England's Lost Renaissance

Henry Prince of Wales: And England's Lost Renaissance

by Roy Strong
     
 

When the eighteen-year-old Henry, Prince of Wales, died in 1612, the hopes of a new generation had been dashed. The young Prince, eldest son of James I and brother of the future Charles I, epitomized the yearning of those who wished England to lead Protestant Europe in a great crusade against the might of Catholic Spain. He embodied the aspirations of a new era in

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When the eighteen-year-old Henry, Prince of Wales, died in 1612, the hopes of a new generation had been dashed. The young Prince, eldest son of James I and brother of the future Charles I, epitomized the yearning of those who wished England to lead Protestant Europe in a great crusade against the might of Catholic Spain. He embodied the aspirations of a new era in the arts, creating a court which, had he lived, would have rivalled those of the Medici grand dukes in Florence. Using original documents and sources, this is the fascinating story of a great renaissance life tragically cut short.

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"With a mixture of exact scholarship and lively sympathy, Sir Roy gives us a whole portrait." - A.S. Byatt

"A remarkable achievement." - New York Review of Books

New York Review of Books
A good book on Prince Henry has long been needed. Sir Roy Strong has given us a superb one. It is learned, admirably documented, definitive… A remarkable achievement.
A.S. Byatt
With a mixture of exact scholarship and lively sympathy, Sir Roy gives us a whole portrait, both of the young prince and of the ideas and activities that flourished in his circle… An illuminating account.
The Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712665094
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
04/01/1902
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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