The Davenant Press


The Tudor Court


By David Loades.

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ISBN 978-1-85944-013-1. 3rd edition 2003. Paperback. First published by Batsford in 1986 this book went through two revised editions with Headstart History and the Davenant Press.
In looking at the court we see themes of perpetual conflict between the need for magnificence and the danger of runaway costs.. demands of patronage and access on the one hand and the need for control and security on the other. The Tudor monarchy was more institutionalised than most…but remained a personal monarchy in the flamboyant renaissance mode … the court remained the epicenter of politics, fashion and fortune….the centre of government and policy making.
(Illustration by kind permission of The National Archives, Kew)