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The royal palaces of Tudor England

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The royal palaces of the Tudor period - Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, Greenwich Palace, St James' Palace, Nonesuch, Whitehall and Richmond Palace, amongst others - are the subject of this illustrated book, in which the author examines the way in which Tudor palaces functioned on the inside.;Every aspect of palace life - from the deliberations of the Star Chamber to the tennis courts at Whitehall to the problems of providing sanitation for 800 people - is covered in detail, as well as the architectural history of not only the most important palaces, but also a selection of 'lesser' houses.;Thurley begins with the castles and palaces of early medieval England and Burgundy, moves on through those built by Henry VII, focusing finally on the many palaces lived in and built by Henry VIII for his itinerant court. The result is both a study of the development of architectural style and form in the critical formative years of early sixteenth-century England and a work of social history which throws completely new light on the way in which Tudor government functioned and on the personality and changing habits of Henry VIII.;The author is now responsible for Hampton Court Palace, Kew Palace and the Tower of London: he recently masterminded the restoration of the Tudor Kitchens and the King's Apartments at Hampton Court.
Hardback, very good condition.  Dustcover unclipped.  Book has its own protective case.

Item details

Author(s):
Simon Thurley
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
283x252x15
EAN-13:
9780300054200
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300054200
ISBN-13:
9780300054200
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Title:
The royal palaces of Tudor England

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The royal palaces of the Tudor period - Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, Greenwich Palace, St James' Palace, Nonesuch, Whitehall and Richmond Palace, amongst others - are the subject of this illustrated book, in which the author examines the way in which Tudor palaces functioned on the inside.;Every aspect of palace life - from the deliberations of the Star Chamber to the tennis courts at Whitehall to the problems of providing sanitation for 800 people - is covered in detail, as well as the architectural history of not only the most important palaces, but also a selection of 'lesser' houses.;Thurley begins with the castles and palaces of early medieval England and Burgundy, moves on through those built by Henry VII, focusing finally on the many palaces lived in and built by Henry VIII for his itinerant court. The result is both a study of the development of architectural style and form in the critical formative years of early sixteenth-century England and a work of social history which throws completely new light on the way in which Tudor government functioned and on the personality and changing habits of Henry VIII.;The author is now responsible for Hampton Court Palace, Kew Palace and the Tower of London: he recently masterminded the restoration of the Tudor Kitchens and the King's Apartments at Hampton Court.
Hardback, very good condition.  Dustcover unclipped.  Book has its own protective case.

Author(s):
Simon Thurley
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
283x252x15
EAN-13:
9780300054200
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300054200
ISBN-13:
9780300054200
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Title:
The royal palaces of Tudor England

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