KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII]


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  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII
  • Lauren Mackay
  • English
  • 14 July 2020
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Free download × The Six Wives of Henry VIII ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download The reports and despatches of Eustace Chapuys Spanish Ambassador to Henry VIII's court from 1529 to 1545 have been instrumental in shaping our modern interpretations of Henry VIII and his wives Through his personal relationships with several of Henry's ueens and Henry himself his writings were filled with colourful anecdotes salacious gossip and personal and insightful observations of the key players at court thus offe. The reign of King Henry VIII is no mystery to us we seem to know every detail from household accounts foods that were consumed songs that were exalted clothes that were fashionable to battles treaties disloyalties and the intricate details of Henry VIII s multiple wives We certainly aren t complaining as we literally eat this up like a decadent dessert However we have one man to thank for some of the inside scoop to Henry s court the Imperial ambassador Eustace Chapuys Chapuys appears in all Tudor history texts as his records and correspondence are in the top if not the very first primary source material Chapuys is seen in Tudor plays films fictional works etc yet he is always a mere background character whose importance and person we attempt to strip even though we take advantage of his almost two decades at the English court Chapuys is beyond deserving of recognition Lauren MacKay pulls Chapuys center stage once and for all in Inside the Tudor Court Henry VIII and his Six Wives through the Eyes of the Spanish Ambassador MacKay doesn t hesitate to hit the ground running opening Inside the Tudor Court with captivating intrigue setting the pace for a page turner Readers couldn t put down the text if they tried and the glue is instantaneous More often than not historical portraits of figures who aren t centric nobility generally leave a flimsy legacy and therefore a biography is uite ambitious These texts rarely bring the figure to life and discuss the environment andor events in the macro view and painfully draw out the clear absence of facts This is NOT the case with Inside the Tudor Court MacKay invites readers into a background look at Chapuys immediately revealing the life that shaped the man behind the famous Tudor court letters to the Spanish king Chapuys bursts into a breathing living thing and readers feel like they are walking alongside him Once this foundation is in place MacKay profoundly layers Inside the Tudor Court with various narratives The text doesn t merely relay andor interpret the missives written by Chapuys to simply describe the Tudor court happenings Rather MacKay also uses sleuth like detective work and analytical research to explain how Chapuys succeeded his methods his motivations his psyche and so forth Inside the Tudor Court is riveting enough that readers will never look at Chapuys the same again finally giving him the esteem he deserves as a cunning philosopher intellectual spy ambassador philanthropist and humanist Each page is insightfully complex and blends into a seamless narrativeMacKay never defaults to tangents and cleanly streamlines the text while unpeeling the multitude of personas that constituted for the Chapuys whole Inside the Tudor Court is far from dry even though it is academic and scholarly MacKay infuses the text with beautiful language and vivid imagery but never dampening the credibility of the work Relying on primary sources leads Inside the Tudor Court into the true world of Chapuys using uotes from the letters written by Chapuys to CharlesOne would naturally expect bias to slip into such a piece but Inside the Tudor Court only occasionally highlights MacKay s personal elucidations and these are passing rather than propaganda influence MacKay excels at the ratio of Henry s court history with a biography of Chapuys the man It would appear that both MacKay and her editor are at the top of their games In between the first and second embassies led by Chapuys MacKay offers a breakdown of the political roles and relationships empowered by Chapuys This is the only weak portion of Inside the Tudor Court as this is somewhat interjecting and out of placeThe concluding chapters of Inside the Tudor Court are thinner in comparison to the former chapters and scant in the personal details of the life of Chapuys A wrap up summarizing the man s prosperity would have been welcome but overall it is still solidMacKay includes 16 pages of color photo plates to supplement Inside the Tudor Court plus a list of primary and secondary sources and notes hardly annotated Inside the Tudor Court is utterly fantastic and should be a case study for contemporaries with the same aspiration Informative credible perfectly stylized and entrancing Inside the Tudor Court is recommended for all readers interested in Henry VIII s court the inter relationships between England and surrounding Europe and Eustace Chapuys himself Inside the Tudor Court is an absolutely incredible piece of work

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Free download × The Six Wives of Henry VIII ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download Ring the single most continuous portrait of the central decades of Henry's reign The book is divided into the episodic reigns of Henry's ueens beginning with Chapuys' arrival in England in the middle of Henry's divorce from Katherine of Aragon Chapuys tirelessly defended Katherine and later her daughter Mary Tudor the future Mary I He remained as ambassador through the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn whom he would only re. Few good books manage to paint a good portrayal of misunderstood historical characters just as Chapuys but Mackay has managed to do it going deep into the life and dispatches of this statesman What emerges is a complex man who is neither fanatic or malevolent but an intelligent pragmatic and skillful diplomatEustace Chapuys was a Roman Catholic but he was not a fanatic as he is often thought of some of his acuaintances had Reformist sympathies and others were well known for criticizing both faiths such as Erasmus and Cornellius Agrippa Eustace Chapuys is often hated for being one of the architects for the fall of Anne Boleyn however the truth is that he didn t engineer her fall and the names that he is often accused of calling Anne Boleyn like concubine and whore are not from his dispatches but from other Imperial ambassadors who were working at the time in Rome Chapuys was in contact with them so their letters get mixed up and all these negative connotations they had of Anne don t even come from Chapuys pen Moreso when Chapuys did call her concubine he was paranoid and distraught after Katherine s death who in his mind was the image of perfect ueenship and nobody could replace nobody but in most of his letters he just called Maruess or Lady or the King s mistress During his time in England he grew very attached to Mary Tudor and during the second time he was recalled to England and he had to leave temporarily to Calais she was his eyes and ears So that being said why should we care what makes him different from every other ambassador He was much detailed that s why we should care The other ambassadors didn t live up to his reputation and after he left Charles sent a reprieve to his replacement Francois Van Der Defelt whom Chapuys defended but later wrote to him advising him that he should be detailed and work harder on his letter Clearly Charles missed his old ambassador nobody was detailed and involved in courtly affairs than Eustace Chapuys During the time he was away 1539 1540 we have no real information about the Tudor court just rumors and some heresay but no detailed information until he comes backMost of what we know of Henry VIII and his six wives is thanks to his letters and his involvement in courtly affairs He was present in courtly events whereas other ambassadors found these events dull and tiresome Also Eustace Chapuys was not afraid to form allies and network with the merchants which helped him a lot and helped him establish a wider network of informants or spies for even when he was away he always knew what was going onMackay s assessment of him after he retired as Nestor is well put He did become a councilor Charles and Defelt still sought his advice but that is not all he did Beyond giving advice he also founded colleges for the underprivileged in his native Annency and Louvain where he retiredHis good work was not without sacrifice or without bias Eustace Chapuys would exaggerate in some of his letters especially when he was in need of money and during his second and last embassy he often was and regarding Katherine and Mary The latter are understandable given the emotional attachment he formed with themThe final note is on the rest of the wives while he had no love for Anne he was cordial with her family and first met with the Boleyn family and even dined with them on several occasions in his dispatches surrounding the Boleyns fall he makes note of how ridiculous the charges are and how he doesn t believe any of them and makes a final note on her demise where he expresses his admiration for her shattering the myth of the malignant ambassador Jane Seymour he expressed surprise but was comfortable in her presence and while he didn t consider her educated as her predecessors she had a deep understanding of the court and regarding Anne of Cleves his observations are made after her divorce what comes of Anne of Cleves during her marriage to Henry are thanks to his rival Charles de Marillac expressing that she was a sweet woman and also very humble He reports very little regarding Catherine Howard s affairs probably because the proceedings against her were secret or because he didn t believe them to be all true and last but not least he gave nothing but praises to Katherine Parr whom he considered the best match Henry could have ever made and his last words to her were of gratitude for what she had done to Mary and coming personally to bid him farewellIt s about time we had a book on Eustace Chapuys For every history buff like me you will enjoy this book a lot

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Free download × The Six Wives of Henry VIII ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download Fer to as the concubine or whore and reported on each and every one of Henry's subseuent wives Jane Seymour Anne of Cleves Katherine Howard and Katherine Parr as well as the goings on at the Tudor court He retired in 1545 close to the end of Henry VIII's reign In approaching the period through Chapuys' letters Lauren Mackay presents a fresh perspective on Henry his court and the Tudor period as a wholeShow More Show Le. Like a lot of people my perception of Eustace Chapuys had been formed from his portrayal in non fiction books and the tv series The Tudors however this book has completely knocked that on the headLauren s painstaking research shines through on each page as she strives to tell us about the man behind the often maligned name I found myself going I didn t know that as I read Bravo on such an incredible autobiography on a figure I now see as a brilliant diplomat for his time


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  1. says: review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII]

    Free read The Six Wives of Henry VIII review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download It’s about time someone took a long hard look at Eustace Chapuys Without us really noticing the dispatches of the Spanish Ambassador have shaped our interpretations of the court of Henry VIII especially the Catherine of Aragon Henry Anne Boleyn triangle which still attracts so much fascinated interest almost five centuries after its heart breaking events were played out Eually Chapuys has been dismissed as biased and misogynis

  2. says: Free read The Six Wives of Henry VIII Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII]

    KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] The reign of King Henry VIII is no mystery to us we seem to know every detail from household accounts foods that were consumed songs that were exalted clothes that were fashionable to battles treaties disloyalties and the intricate details of Henry VIII’s multiple wives We certainly aren’t complaining as we literally ‘eat this up’

  3. says: Free read The Six Wives of Henry VIII Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII]

    Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] I had high hopes for this book Mackay's stated intention of drawing a rounded depiction of an important figure is an interesting way

  4. says: KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay

    KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Few good books manage to paint a good portrayal of misunderstood historical characters just as Chapuys but Mackay has managed to do it going deep into the life and dispatches of this statesman What emerges is a complex man who is neither fanatic or malevolent but an intelligent pragmatic and skillful diplomatEustace Chapuys was a

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    KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] This is a fascinating in depth look at one of the most prolific writers of the Tudor court Dr Mackay has clearly done her

  6. says: KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download

    KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Free read The Six Wives of Henry VIII This was a very interesting look at Eustace Chapuys Reading through Mackay's bibliography alone shows the effort the author went to in order to bring Chapuys for this generation to us I liked how nothing was whitewashed Chapuys comes across

  7. says: review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII]

    KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay In much the same way as Eustace Chapuys' negative appraisal of ueen Anne Boleyn helped shape her historiography for so many years the academic swing in the tragic ueen's favour particularly following Eric Ives's magisterial 1986 biography of her saw Chapuys cast in the light of a malign intriguer who got wrong than right when it came to Boleyn and by an extension of logic everyone around herLauren Mackay sets

  8. says: Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Free read The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] I really liked this book I thought this was well written and it was easy to read I think that Mackay has done a job in debunking all the Evil Chapuys myths that have been around for ages People automatically assume that Chapuys was Hispanic because he was Spanish Ambassador not true Chapuys was born in Annecy which is in south eastern France Another myth is that Chapuys was this ardent Catholic who hated anyone who was not Catholic Again

  9. says: Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII]

    KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] Like a lot of people my perception of Eustace Chapuys had been formed from his portrayal in non fiction books and the tv series The Tudors; however this book has completely knocked that on the headLauren's painstaking research shines through on each page as she strives to tell us about the man behind the often maligned name I found myself goi

  10. says: KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] review ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Lauren Mackay Lauren Mackay Õ 9 Free download

    KINDLE [The Six Wives of Henry VIII] Excellent view based upon not a general stance but slightly sided Certainly we know a lot about Tudor court from the ambassador's correspondence; the book gives him good reverence

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