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The Resource Graven with diamonds : the many lives of Thomas Wyatt: poet, lover, statesman, and spy in the court of Henry VIII, Nicola Shulman

Graven with diamonds : the many lives of Thomas Wyatt: poet, lover, statesman, and spy in the court of Henry VIII, Nicola Shulman

Label
Graven with diamonds : the many lives of Thomas Wyatt: poet, lover, statesman, and spy in the court of Henry VIII
Title
Graven with diamonds
Title remainder
the many lives of Thomas Wyatt: poet, lover, statesman, and spy in the court of Henry VIII
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Shulman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this thrillingly entertaining book, Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII's reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII's most glamorous and enigmatic subject: Sir Thomas Wyatt. 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 a source of her power and a means of her destruction. Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Ann Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his sinister minister Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant Wyatt was admired and envied in equal measure. His love poetry began a risque entertainment for ambitious men and women at the slippery top of the court. But when the axe began to fall and Henry VIII's laws made his subjects go silent in terror, Wyatt's poetic skills became a way to survive. He saw that a love poem was a place where secrets could hide" -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Shulman, Nicola
Dewey number
  • 821/.2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2404
LC item number
.S58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wyatt, Thomas
  • Henry
  • English poetry
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Graven with diamonds : the many lives of Thomas Wyatt: poet, lover, statesman, and spy in the court of Henry VIII, Nicola Shulman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2011 by Short Books" -- t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Control code
ocn793578861
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
378 p.
Isbn
9781586422073
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)793578861
Label
Graven with diamonds : the many lives of Thomas Wyatt: poet, lover, statesman, and spy in the court of Henry VIII, Nicola Shulman
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2011 by Short Books" -- t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Control code
ocn793578861
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
378 p.
Isbn
9781586422073
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)793578861

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