The Inventory of King Henry VIII

The Inventory of King Henry VIII

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by Alasdair HawkyardPhilip Ward and David Starkey

Hardback Publication Date: 19/11/1998

 
Henry VIII had extravagant ideas of image and authority and loved his possessions. He owned over 2000 pieces of tapestry and 2028 items of gold and silver plate. This work is not only a catalogue, but also a source of information for the study of Tudor society. In its listings the inventory provides information about Henry's personal and declining health problems, for example his bandages for ulcers are listed. The original inventory is in two parts: one in the possession of the Society of Antiquaries and the other in the Harley Collection of the British Library. Volume one is a transcription of the inventory itself. The second and third volumes include explanatory essays by experts together with illustrations. In addition, the authors provide evaluations of the objects in monetary and social terms.
ISBN:
9781872501895
9781872501895
Category:
History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19-11-1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brepols N.V.
Country of origin:
Belgium
Pages:
544
Dimensions (mm):
274x219mm
Weight:
2.71kg

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