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1536: The Year of Three Queens

R. W. Hoyle

in The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208747
eISBN:
9780191716980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In common with all monarchs in England during the late medieval period, Henry VIII was no figurehead to government. His preferences permeated every aspect of government, whether its foreign policy, ... More


Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

W. A. Sessions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book provides a comprehensive biography of Henry Howard, Poet Earl of Surrey. It combines historical scholarship with close readings of poetic texts and Tudor paintings to explore Surrey's ... More


Sir Thomas Wyatt: Poetry and Politics

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter charts the early career and court poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt, his involvement in court politics, his possible relationship with Anne Boleyn, and his ‘exile’ to his father’s estate at ... More


Sir Thomas Elyot and The King's Great Matter

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter introduces the character, career, and religious opinions of Sir Thomas Elyot, setting him in the context of the conservative position articulated by John Heywood in the previous chapter. ... More


The Oath of Supremacy

Andrew Hadfield

in Lying in Early Modern English Culture: From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789468
eISBN:
9780191831287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789468.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 1 explores the impact of the Oath of Supremacy, looking at two trials, those of Thomas More and Anne Boleyn, which resulted from the astonishing changes precipitated by Henry’s decision to ... More


The “Citie of Ladies” at the English Court

Susan Groag Bell

in The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses several pressing questions about the tapestries found in Princess Elizabeth's garderobe. It answers how and why they were acquired, and what happened to them after the ... More


‘Yll name or fame’: Courtiers

Nicola Clark

in Gender, Family, and Politics: The Howard Women, 1485-1558

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198784814
eISBN:
9780191827112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784814.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book has already shown that ‘family’ was not a simple thing for women. Which family, natal or marital, were they supposed to promote first and foremost, and what if they had to choose one above ... More


A Man for All Treasons: Crimes By and Against the Tudor State in the Novels of Hilary Mantel

Alison L. LaCroix

in Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Chapter 4 discusses the crime of treason as depicted in Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which complicate the standard view of Thomas Cromwell as, at best, a Tudor-era fixer ... More


Martyrs and Matrimony

Peter Marshall

in Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300170627
eISBN:
9780300226331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170627.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines Henry VIII's frustrated desire to secure an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Whether Henry's desire for an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon ... More


The Basic Ingredients (1530–c. 1600)

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in Remembering Wolsey: A History of Commemorations and Representations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282173
eISBN:
9780823286232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282173.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the emergence of three prototypical representations of Thomas Wolsey. Of these, the most prevalent is that of Wolsey the papist, whereby the cardinal symbolized all that was wrong ... More


Location as Metaphor in Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Entry (1559): Veritas Temporis Filia

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199673759
eISBN:
9780191803697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673759.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on one pageant in Elizabeth's coronation entry, Veritas Temporis Filia, ‘Truth the Daughter of Time’. In this pageant, the penultimate in the sequence that greeted the Queen, a ... More


Return & Patronage: Bristol to Pembrokeshire

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter opens with Roger Barlow’s arrival in the trading port of Bristol, where his brother, John Barlow, was dean of the College of Westbury-on-Trym. It looks at Barlow’s marriage to a rich ... More


Councils, Counsel and Consensus in Henry VIII’s Reformation

Richard Rex

in The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Henry VIII knew that a true Christian prince sought and considered counsel and weighed it in his conscience before acting. Council and counsel were therefore highly important to him in the crisis ... More


Optical Skullduggery

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 14 takes a close look at The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger. The painting includes many interesting features, including a representation of the Cosmati Pavement on the floor, and the ... More


Statues, Statutes, and Queens on Trial

in Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756808
eISBN:
9780804773683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756808.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues for a historically contextualized and nuanced reading of literary and jurisprudential texts. Drawing on cultural representations of three queens—two real, one fictional—it ... More


Reformation

Allan Metcalf

in The Life of Guy: Guy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and the Unlikely History of an Indispensable Word

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190669201
eISBN:
9780190060794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669201.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Henry VIII, king of England from 1509 to 1547, ought to be held responsible for the “guy” and “guys” we say nowadays. Guy Fawkes’s terrorist attack in 1605 would not even have been imaginable in the ... More


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