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Article: Henry VII's court

Post by princess garnet » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 7:12 pm

Here's an old article (from 1969) about Henry VII's court--it wasn't so dull after all.

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Post by Margaret » Sun September 25th, 2011, 5:12 am

Thanks, Garnet. What an interesting article!
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Post by SCW » Sun April 22nd, 2012, 10:29 am

I always assumed that his court would have been very boring- seeing as Tudor did have a reputation for being a miser. Not like his son

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Post by EC2 » Sun April 22nd, 2012, 12:05 pm

Interesting article - I do have ummm.... not exactly a soft spot for Henry VII but a feeling that he's been demonised by the 'Richard III is a shining God' brigade in exactly the same way as Richard III was once himself demonised. I think the truth is one of many colours and I'd love to see a three dimensional novel about Henry VII.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by DianeL » Sun April 22nd, 2012, 6:39 pm

Henry VII gets a nice treatment in "Shadow of the Tower" but this is one of the talkier late 60s/early 70s BBC productions, so it may not be to the taste of everyone who might have enjoyed Michell in "Six Wives" or (insert genuflection here) the utterly awesome Glenda Jackson in "Elizabeth R". Shadow is worth it if you love the period and grew up on Masterpiece Theater, at least on this side of the pond, but as I say may take a greater commitment. Henry, though, comes off positively dashing in its early eps, and brilliant and touching over the course of the series. A fine performance and, in the tradition of these series, steady across a span of many years. British actors "age" so much better than American performers ever seem to be able to.
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon April 23rd, 2012, 8:07 pm

I might have to check that one out. I have a habit of getting older BBC miniseries' much to my husband's chagrin.

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