King Henry VIII and His Wives

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King Henry VIII was one of the most intelligent and widely read monarchs of the renaissance. From surviving catalogues, which tell us what books he had, it is clear he was deeply involved in theological debate and monastic history, especially when moving to the break with Rome. At the same time, he was a Humanist scholar ahead of his time in all the liberal arts, especially music and poetry. Equally, most of his wives were also avid readers who collected a variety of books.

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Oxford 2003 Hardcover 156 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. BIOGRAPHY. Byronic adventurer, dandy, and prolific novelist, Benjamin Disraeli was a complex and ... controversial political figure who finally ascended the "Greasy Pole" to become Conservative Prime Minister in 1868 and again in 1874. Six essays examine central themes in Disraeli's personal and public life, as well as his diplomatic and writing careers&emdash; five by leading scholars and one by a former Chancellor of the Exchequer. It also includes the catalog from the 2003-2004 exhibition at the Bodleian Library, which focused on some of the key stepping stones in Disraeli's long and fascinating life, including his career as a novelist. Among the items illustrated and discussed are the "Mutilated Diary, " personal and political letters, political cartoons from the John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera, images from Disraeli's "Gallery of Affection, " and the fan signed by the delegates to the Congress of Berlin in 1878. 145 c Read more Show Less

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King Henry VIII was one of the most intelligent and widely read monarchs of the renaissance. From surviving catalogues, which tell us what books he had, it is clear he was deeply involved in theological debate and monastic history, especially when moving to the break with Rome. At the same time, he was a Humanist scholar ahead of his time in all the liberal arts, especially music and poetry. Equally, most of his wives were also avid readers who collected a variety of books.

In this important new work, leading scholar James P. Carley describes Henry VIII's books and their significance for a deeper understanding of this seemingly familiar monarch and his wives. The extensive illustrations allow us to examine the binding and content of the collection, as well as providing some examples of marginalia in Henry's own hand.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780712347914
  • Publisher: British Library, The
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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James P. Carley is a distinguished research professor in the Department of English at York University.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I The libraries of King Henry VIII
1 The physical setting : storage of the travelling library and palace collections 21
2 Inherited books 36
3 New Year's gifts, other presentations and purchases 53
4 Sequestrations 80
5 Henry's reading habits 100
Pt. II Henry's wives
6 Catherine of Aragon 109
7 Anne Boleyn 124
8 Catherine Howard 134
9 Catherine Parr 138
Pt. III Subsequent events
10 The fate of the collection 144
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