- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing; Reprint edition (15 Mar. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1445645599
- ISBN-13: 978-1445645599
- Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 3 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 492,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Inside the Tudor Court: Henry VIII and his Six Wives through the eyes of the Spanish Ambassador Paperback – 15 Mar 2015
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‘A superb, sound, engagingly written and much-needed study of a controversial player at the Tudor court. Highly recommended.’ (Alison Weir)
‘A wonderfully useful book that brings to life the colourful world of the Henrician court. There has long been a need for a biography of this brilliant and complex figure and Lauren Mackay has certainly delivered it.’ (Gareth Russell)
About the Author
Lauren Mackay is a historian and consultant based in Sydney, Australia. She completed her Masters of History and is currently researching her PhD on Thomas and George Boleyn, Anne Boleyn's father and brother, with University of Newcastle (Australia).
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We find many sides to Chapyus in this wounderful and well researched book, a man with a devotion and fatherly concern for Princess Mary, the dedicated and genuine friend of Queen Katherine, a man who in anger was not afraid to call King Henry a tyrant, who could go too far in his criticism, even of his own master, Charles V, and who drew censor from a friend. We see a man who was charming and who was more than a diplomat, who could make genuine friends in the Duke of Suffolk and even admitted to being fond of Henry with whom he had a warm relationship, despite the strains caused by the divorce and marriage to Anne. Henry's own diplomatic policy did not help matters, swinging back and forth as he did between France and Spain. Chapyus used his own judgment at times, refusing to leave London when relationships soured at times for a short period and he genuinely wanted peace.Read more ›