Description : Henry Stuart’s life is the last great forgotten Jacobean tale. Shadowed by the gravity of the Thirty Years’ War and the huge changes taking place across Europe in seventeenth-century society, economy, politics and empire, his life was visually and verbally gorgeous. NOW THE SUBJECT OF BBC2 DOCUMENTARY The Best King We Never Had
Description : When the eighteen-year-old Henry, Prince of Wales, died in 1612, the hopes of a new generation had been dashed. The young Prince, eldest son of James I and brother of the future Charles I, epitomized the yearning of those who wished England to lead Protestant Europe in a great crusade against the might of Catholic Spain. He embodied the aspirations of a new era in the arts, creating a court which, had he lived, would have rivalled those of the Medici grand dukes in Florence. Using original documents and sources, this is the fascinating story of a great renaissance life tragically cut short.
Description : What do Henry Tudor, Edward of Woodstock, Edward VII and Prince Charles all have in common? They’ve all held the title The Prince of Wales. This book offers a colourful and interesting stroll through the history of the title and the men who’ve held it, as well as speculating about the future of the role.
Description : Arthur Tudor was the first son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, elder brother of Henry VIII. He was trained to succeed his father, sent to govern Wales and the Marches, and married to Catherine of Aragon. He died at the age of fifteen in 1502 and was buried in a chantry chapel in Worcester Cathedral. This volume, with contributions from historians, art historians, architectural historians, and archaeologists, pulls together current academic debate on Arthur's life and death and the symbols of his commemoration: individual chapters cover his life and marriage, his cultural world, his funeral and his tomb. The introduction outlines the events of Arthur's life, death and commemoration. CONTRIBUTORS: STEVEN GUNN, IAN ARTHURSON, FREDERICK HEPBURN, JOHN MORGAN-GUY, RALPH HOULBROOKE, MARK DUFFY, CHRIS GUY, JOHN HUNTER, LINDA MONCKTON, PHILLIP LINDLEY, JULIAN LITTEN