Graven With Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII

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Steerforth Press, Feb 5, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
In this thrillingly entertaining book, Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII's reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII's most glamorous and enigmatic subject: Sir Thomas Wyatt.

 Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his sinister minister Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant Wyatt was admired and envied in equal measure. His love poetry began as risqué entertainment for ambitious men and women at the slippery top of the court. But when the axe began to fall and Henry VIII's laws made his subjects fall silent in terror, Wyatt's poetic skills became a way to survive. He saw that a love poem was a place where secrets could hide.
 

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[Graven with Diamonds: The many lives of Thomas Wyatt: Courtier, Poet, Assassin, Spy] Sir Thomas Wyatt known today as one of the leading poets from the early Tudor period led a colourful life as can ... Read full review

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I originally was excited by this title, for I am a bit of a Tudor junkie, and find the machinations and intrigue of the court to be an interesting study of human behavior. To add in the poetry of ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
19
Section 3
23
Section 4
30
Section 5
34
Section 6
44
Section 7
45
Section 8
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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About the author (2013)

Nicola Shulman is a writer and reviewer for publications including the Sunday TelegraphThe TLS and Harpers & Queen. She lives with her family in London and in Yorkshire. She previously published A Rage For Rock-GardeningThe Story of Reginald Farrer.

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