The Stranger's Guide to Hampton-Court Palace and Gardens. Revised by W. Willshire

The Stranger's Guide to Hampton-Court Palace and Gardens. Revised by W. Willshire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...painter left 322 Holbein, by himself. 325 Reskemeer, by Holbein. 326 Henry VIII., by Holbein. 327 Henry Prince of Wales, son of James I., and Lord Har rington, by L. de Heere. 328 The Battle of Pavia, by Holbein. 329 The Jester of Henry VIIL.t by Holbein. his native town of Basle, and visited London, where Erasmus procured him the patronage of Sir Thomas More. With More, Holbein continued during three years, painting various members of the family of his illustrious patron. It was at the house of More that Henry VIII. first became acquainted with Holbein, and being delighted with the productions of his pencil, he took him home, and employed him during the remainder of his life. Battle of Pavia. At this memorable battle, wherein the Constable de Bourbon having joined Lannoy, Viceroy of Naples and Pescara, they attacked the French army then before Pavia, utterly defeated it, and took the French King, Francis I., prisoner. The Emperor Charles V. conveyed him to Madrid, under the hope of exacting an exorbitant sum for his ransom. The king rejected the demand with disdain; and falling sick with anxiety and disappointment, would have died but for the affectionate attentions of his sister, who followed him to the place of his cap tivity, and ministered to his wants. Francis, fearing that he might be induced to submit to terms of peace injurious to his country, sent home a resignation of his crown. This interesting composition may justly be esteemed amongst the greatest historical curiosities of that period, as it describes most faithfully the manner of battalia, when the long pike, muskets with match-locks, and other unwieldy small arms, were in use. + William Somers, Among the many curious portraits illustrative of the manners and customs of our...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561643
  • 9781236561640