Henry VIII: Arms and the Man
AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM THE ROYAL ARMOURIES SHOP
Edited by Graeme Rimer, Thom Richardson and J.D.P. Cooper
In 2009 we marked the 500th anniversary of the accession of King Henry VIII to the English throne with an international exhibition – Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill – which was held at the Tower of London in a partnership between the Royal Armouries and Historic Royal Palaces.
Published to coincide with the launch of the exhibition, this definitive publication illustrates and records over 90 Henrician treasures drawn from the Royal Armouries’ own collections and from museums and institutions worldwide.
Leading historians and specialists in arms and armour contributed major essays on subjects which encompass the wide-ranging aspects of Henry’s reign, from war and politics to dress and dining.
- Thom Richardson The Royal Armour Workshops of Greenwich
- J D P Cooper Power & Personality
- Peter Brears To Feed the King’s Men
- Eric Ives The Legacy of Henry VIII
- Steven Gunn Warfare in Henry’s Reign
- Maria Hayward Dress and fashion at Henry’s Court
This magnificent publication illuminates the life and reign of Henry VIII and shows how his influence still resonates down the centuries, as sportsman, king and icon.
A stunning range of new imagery complements the text, presenting many of these pieces as they have never been seen before in glorious high definition.
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