Graven with Diamonds: Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Inventions of Love

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This intriguing and amusing book tells the story of Henry VIII, - his court, his victims and his Queens - from the perspective of a powerful but little-discussed influence in the lives of those involved: poetry. Learned divines despised it, sober heads ignored it, but for Henry, the beau ideal of chivalry, poetry made things happen. It affected his wars, his diplomacy and his many marriages. It was at the root of his fatal attraction to Anne Boleyn, the source of her power and it was the means of her destruction. In this ...

Graven with Diamonds: Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Inventions of Love 2012, Short Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781780720883

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Graven with Diamonds: Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Inventions of Love 2011, Short Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781906021115

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