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  • Published: 2 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9780712665094
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $45.00
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Henry, Prince Of Wales

and England’s Lost Renaissance



The first major study of Henry IX, and a fascinating but often neglected episode in English history - by the bestselling author of THE STORY OF BRITAIN.

'A remarkable achievement. ' Christopher Hill, NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOK. When the eighteen-year-old Henry, Prince of Wales, died in November 1612, the hopes of a new generation had been dashed. For the 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 simultaneously embodied the aspirations of a new era in the arts, creating a court which would have rivalled those of the Medici grand dukes in Florence. This is the first major study of 'Henry IX', using original documents and sources, to have been written since 1760. It is the story of a great renaissance tragically cut short. 'With a mixture of exact scholarship and lively sympathy, Sir Roy gives us a whole portrait. ' A. S. Byatt, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

  • Published: 2 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9780712665094
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $45.00
Categories:

About the author

Roy Strong

Sir Roy Strong was director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1967 to 1971 and director of the Victoria & Albert Museum from 1974 to 1987, when he resigned to become a full-time writer, broadcaster and consultant. His books include The Story of Britain, The Arts in Britain, Coronation: A History of Kingship and the British Monarchy and, most recently, A Little History of the English Country Church.

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