The King's Bedpost: Reformation and Iconography in a Tudor Group Portrait
The King's Bedpost is a lavishly-illustrated detective story about a painting. Edward VI and the Pope is an important and fascinating visual allegory of the Reformation; but when and why was it painted? Following up a sequence of clues to answer these questions, the author embarks on a fascinating and unusual voyage of historical exploration that takes the reader into book illustration and scriptural iconography, Tudor religion and politics, anti-papal propaganda and iconoclastic manoeuvres. The discovery of previously unrecognised pictorial sources conclusively re-dates the painting, and opens a wide-ranging discussion of art and image-making under Edward VI and Elizabeth I. A large and varied cast of characters joins the Tudor monarchs as the tale unfolds and the painting ultimately becomes the key to a series of hitherto locked doors.
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and Heemskerck 67 Bedpost and Column 82
The Idolatry of Rome 94 Elizabeth
Tudor Group Portraits 128 The Falling Pope 135
John Foxe and The Acts and Monuments of 157o 149
Marcus Gheeraerts the elder 167 Hadrianus Junius 176
Junius Heemskerck and Elizabeth 185 Junius Foxe
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Acts and Monuments Allegory altar anti-papal Antwerp Archbishop artist biblical bishop Book of Kings Book of Martyrs brazen serpent British Library Cambridge University Library Catalogue chapel Christ christall glasse church colour pl Coornhert Cranmer cross death depictions Dering destruction drawing duke of Norfolk earl edition Edward England English Engraving etching father figure Foxe's Frewen Garter godly Haarlem Hadrianus Junius Henry VIII Hezekiah History Holbein Homilies iconoclasts iconography idolatry idols image-breaking imagery images included inset Ipswich John Day John Foxe Junius's Kenninghall King Josiah king's letter London Lord Maarten van Heemskerck Marcus Gheeraerts Mary Old Testament Oxford painter painting papal Parker Philip Galle pictorial picture plate Pope portrait preached Prince Queen Elizabeth Reformation reign religious Rome royal scene scriptural Seymour shows Somerset statue Surrey Thomas Cranmer Thomas Green Thomas Howard title-page Tower of Babel Tudor unto VIII's Virgin William woodcut words young king
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