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King Henry Viii
Works by philosopher and theologian William of Ockham published in 1495. Contains notes and highlighted texts used to argue king's independence. Discovery shows how kings' advisers scoured country trying to find texts. Passages used as he sought annulment to marry second wife Anne Boleyn. The period, which led to break-up with Rome, is documented in Wolf Hall.
Another portrait of Thomas Cromwell, who's looking younger and less worried here than in the more well known Holbein portrait (see other pin on this board). Cromwell is the main character in Hillary Mantel's novels "Wolf Hall" (which won the coveted Booker prize) and "Bring Up the Bodies", both of which are great reads about the intrigues at the court of Henry VIII.
King Henry VII receives Lady Catherine Gordon. She was married to Perkin Warbeck (circa 1474 – 23 November 1499) known as a pretender to the English throne during the reign of King Henry VII of England. By claiming to be Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, the younger son of King Edward IV, one of the "Princes in the Tower". Many think that he was indeed the Prince, as his mother supported his claim and secretly funded him. Unfortunately she did not live to see him arrive on English soi...