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The Resource Charles Brandon : Henry VIII's closest friend, Steven Gunn

Charles Brandon : Henry VIII's closest friend, Steven Gunn

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Charles Brandon : Henry VIII's closest friend
Title
Charles Brandon
Title remainder
Henry VIII's closest friend
Statement of responsibility
Steven Gunn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Brandon, the son of Henry VII's standard bearer at the Battle of Bosworth, was to be the king's closest friend and companion for his entire life. They were educated together and Charles would hold a succession of important offices in the royal household. Henry VIII trusted Charles with some of the dirtiest jobs at the Tudor court, including clearing out Katherine of Aragon's household and later arresting and extracting a confession from Anne Boleyn. Henry also forgave him for marrying in secret his favourite sister, Mary Rose. But his marriage to Henry's sister Mary was disastrous, and his relationship with Anne Boleyn fraught. He was accused of treason and was responsible for a military fiasco. Steven Gunn explains how Brandon not only survived these vicissitudes of fortune and managed to retain the king's friendship, but steadily increased his own power, wealth and standing
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Gunn, S. J.
Dewey number
  • 942'.052'092
  • 942.052092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffolk, Charles Brandon
  • Henry
  • Great Britain
  • History
Label
Charles Brandon : Henry VIII's closest friend, Steven Gunn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781445641843
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781445641843
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Charles Brandon : Henry VIII's closest friend, Steven Gunn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781445641843
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781445641843
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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