The Tudor Society
  • Holbein: Capturing Character Exhibition – The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

    hank you to Tudor Society member Heather for telling me about this exhibition that’s on at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. It’s on that famous Tudor artist, Hans Holbein the Younger and the exhibition “explores Holbein’s contributions to Renaissance portraiture and celebrates the era’s sophistication and visual splendor.”

    The Morgan Library & Museum website explains that the exhibition spans Holbein’s career, and “In addition to showcasing Holbein’s renowned drawn and painted likenesses of these sitters, the exhibition highlights the artist’s activities as a designer of prints, printed books, personal devices (emblems accompanied by mottos), and jewels.” It really does sound like a wonderful exhibition.

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  • 11 April – Victory for Anne Boleyn, finally!

    On this day in Tudor history, 11th April 1533, Good Friday, King Henry VIII informed his council that Anne Boleyn, the woman he’d married in January 1533, was his rightful wife and queen, and should be accorded royal honours.

    Finally, things were going right for the couple, who had been waiting for this moment since 1527.

    Find out more about what had led Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to this point, and why they thought that the Great Matter would be sorted out much quicker, in today’s talk.

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  • Hans Holbein the Younger by Sarah Bryson

    Hans Holbein the Younger is one of history’s most famous painters and it is thanks to his great skill and talent that we have so many paintings of the people of Henry VIII’s reign, including the great King himself. But who exactly was Hans Holbein the Younger and how did he come to the English court and catch the eye of Henry VIII?

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