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Henry VIII: his musical contribution and posthumous reputation

Spring, M (2009) 'Henry VIII: his musical contribution and posthumous reputation.' In: Rankin, M, Highley, C and King, J, eds. Henry VIII and his Afterlives: Literature, politics and art. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 190-207. ISBN 9780521514644

Abstract

Henry VIII remains one of the most fascinating, notorious and recognizable monarchs in English history. In the five centuries since his accession to the throne, his iconic status has been shaped by different media. From Shakespeare to The Tudors, this 2009 book reassesses treatments of Henry VIII in literature, politics, and culture during the period spanned by the king's own reign (1509–47) and the twenty-first century. Historians and literary scholars investigate how representations of the king provoked varied responses from influential writers, artists, and political figures in the decades and centuries following his death. Individual chapters consider interrelated responses to Henry's character and policies during his lifetime; his literary and political afterlife; the king's impact on art and popular culture; and King Henry's debated place in historiography, from the Tudor period to the present.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 — Influence. Kings and rulers in art. Kings and rulers in literature.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 10:49
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:06
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/936
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