Henry The VIII
Alison Weir
History | Ballantine | Hardcover | May 2001 | $28.00 | 0-345-43659-8
 
 
 
 

 

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction

1
1 "A Most Accomplished Prince" 4
2 "The Triumphal Coronation" 11
3 "A Prince of Splendour and Generosity" 21
4 "This Magnificent, Excellent and Triumphant Court" 26
5 "A Perfect Builder of Pleasant Palaces" 36
6 "The King's House" 44
7 "The Worship and Welfare of the Whole Household" 58
8 "Such Plenty of Costly Provision" 68
9 "Elegant Manners, Extreme Decorum, and Very Great Politeness" 77
10 "Innocent and Honest Pastimes" 85
11 "New Men" and "Natural Counsellors" 95
12 "All Goodly Sports" 105
13 "Merry Disports" 113
14 "Rather Divine Than Human" 126
15 "The Holy Innocent" 135
16 "A Galaxy of Distinguished Men" 143
17 "The King's Painters" 152
18 "Graceless Dogholes" 157
19 "Obstinate Men Who Govern Everything" 163
20 "Cloth of Frieze Be Not Too Bold" 170
21 "The Best Dressed Sovereign in the World" 181
22 "This Cardinal Is King" 190
23 "The Pearl of the World" 195
24 "Multitudes Are Dying around Us" 202
25 "The Mother of the King's Son" 209
26 "The Eighth Wonder of the World" 218
27 "One Man's Disobedience" 227
28 "A Proud Horse Tamed and Bridled" 234
29 "All the Enemies of England Are Gone" 241
30 "Next in Rank to His Majesty" 247
31 "The Establishment of Good Order" 253
32 "A Fresh Young Damsel" 257
33 "Master Hans" 263
34 "Noli Me Tangere, for Caesar's I Am" 269
35 "A Thousand Cases of Sweat" 278
36 "Back to Your Wife!" 284
37 "Above Everyone, Mademoiselle Anne" 290
38 "Squire Harry Will Be God, and Do as He Pleases!" 301
39 "Opprobrious Words" 309
40 "The Lady Marquess" 316
41 "The Triumph at Calais and Boulogne" 321
42 "Anna Regina Angliae" 326
43 "Here Anna Comes, Bright Image of Chastity" 332
44 "The High and Mighty Princess of England" 338
45 "The Image of God upon Earth" 344
46 "That Thin Old Woman" 353
47 "Thunder Rolls around the Throne" 363
48 "Bound to Obey and Serve" 375
49 "The Suppression of the Religious Houses" 382
50 "The Most Joyful News" 390
51 "The Very Pearl of the Realm" 401
52 "A Sort of Knaves" 406
53 "Nourishing Love" 413
54 "Displeasant Airs" 419
55 "I Have Been Young, and Now Am Old" 429
56 "Is Not the Queen Abed Yet?" 437
57 "Little, Sweet Fool" 445
58 "A Nest of Heretics" 451
59 "The Good Expectations of the King's Majesty" 459
60 "The Enterprise of Boulogne" 468
61 "The Worst Legs in the World" 473
62 "Painful Service" 479

63 "The Rarest Man That Lived in His Time"

488
Genealogical Table: The Tudors and Their Rivals 498
Bibliography 500
Notes and References 540
List of Illustrations 617
Index 619
 
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