The Lisle Letters: An Abridgement

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Muriel St. Clare Byrne, Bridget Boland
University of Chicago Press, Jun 1, 1983 - History - 436 pages
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In a one-volume abridgement, these sixteenth-century letters paint a magnificent portrait of family life amidst the intrigue, terror, and politics of the court of Henry VIII. The culmination of Lord Lisle's imprisonment in the Tower of London.
  

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A little hard to read, because o the flowery language of the time, but these are the letters to and from Arthur Plantagenet, who was made Lord Lisle by Henry VIII, his nephew. Arthur is my direct ancestor so I was very interested in this book. Great little treasure! Read full review

Contents

IV
1
V
25
VI
59
VII
73
VIII
85
IX
130
X
143
XI
153
XVI
252
XVII
276
XVIII
285
XIX
317
XX
335
XXI
357
XXII
378
XXIII
401

XII
179
XIII
191
XIV
212
XV
228
XXIV
413
XXV
417
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Muriel St. Clare Byrne (1895-1983) worked for decades to create the six-volume edition of the sixteenth-century letters of Arthur Plantagenet, Lord Lisle. She was a lecturer at Oxford University, the University of London, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She was the author or editor of several other books about sixteenth-century England, and also co-authored, with her friend Dorothy L Sayers, the play Busmanís Honeymoon.

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