King Henry VIII and his wives are among the most well-known historical figures in the world; their stories have become absorbed into Western culture through biographies, documentaries and dramatisations. However, what is still not greatly appreciated is that Henry VIII was one of the most intelligent and widely read kings who ever lived. He read or dipped into a huge range of books, in many languages, and amassed several libraries. 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 (the English Reformation). 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. The fact that we know what they owned, and then left to posterity (including several now in The British Library), gives us a fascinating new perspective on their personalities. This book is a major contribution to the study of Tudor intellectual life as well as the history of the book.
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Descrizione libro British Library, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0712347917
Descrizione libro Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 156 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. 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 careersÑfive 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 color plates | 7 x 9-3/4". (Key Words: Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Ministers, Exhibition Catalogs, Helen Langley, Biography). book. Codice libro della libreria 80432X1
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97807123479141.0