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King and Collector: Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship [9780750996242]

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No English king is as well-known to us as Henry VIII, famous for six marriages, for breaking with the Pope, dissolving the monasteries and creating the Church of England; and for his ruthless elimination of those who stood in his way. But he was also an enthusiastic patron of the arts who established the most magnificent court ever seen in England. No English monarch ever owned as many houses or spent so lavishly. His palaces, tapestries and paintings enriched the Tudor court and began the Royal Collection, but in contrast to later royal collectors, Henry was not interested in works of art or artists for their own sake. He was interested in storytelling and his own agenda. Ultimately, each of his commissions told some aspect of one central story: self-glorification. King and Collector tells the unique story of art, power and propaganda in Tudor England.
AUTHOR: Siobhan Clarke has a BA in modern history and has worked for Historic Royal Palaces for twenty years. She has also delivered lectures for the National Trust and the British Museum. Siobhan has written for BBC History Magazine and All About History and featured on Radio 4's Women's Hour. Linda Collins holds a BA in early Italian art and an MA in the works of Georges de la Tour. She was employed by Historic Royal Palaces for 23 years while continuing a career as an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society.
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