John Bossy: ‘The Ambassadors’, 20 February 2003
Show More The Ambassadors’ Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance by John North.
Hambledon, 346 pp., £25, January 2002, 1 85285 330 1Show More
“... snappily dressed, are the noble Jean de Dinteville, ambassador from King Francis I of France to Henry VIII, and his friend, perhaps alter ego, Georges de Selve, who had been given the small see of Lavaur near Toulouse to provide for a career in the royal service. Dinteville was in England from February to November 1533; de Selve, whose mission, if any, is ...”