Patrick Collinson: Henricentrism
22 June 2006
Show More The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church by G.W. Bernard.
Yale, 736 pp., £29.95, November 2005, 0 300 10908 3Show More
Writing under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation by Greg Walker.
Oxford, 556 pp., £65, October 2005, 0 19 928333 8Show More
“... followed, however. Henry’s waist size went from 37 to 54 inches between 1536 and 1540, and the royal palaces were equipped with wheelchairs and specially strengthened beds.) Three years ago, the Walker Gallery in Liverpool brought together in one room four of those giant Eworth/Holbein images (Trinity, Chatsworth, Petworth and their own), which glowered intimidatingly at each other from the four ...”