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The Lisle Letters: An Abridgement by Muriel…

The Lisle Letters: An Abridgement (1981)

by Muriel St. Clare Byrne (Editor), Bridget Boland, Arthur Plantagenet Lisle

Other authors: H. R. Trevor-Roper (Foreword)

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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! ( )
  Librarynymph | Feb 20, 2009 |
Viscount Lisle was governor of Calais under Henry VIII. He and his wife kept many of the letters they received, which were fortunately preserved. Interesting details of life in the early 16th century can be gleamed from the letters. Apparently quail were a very popular gift/bribe. This edition is a selection of letters with commentary from the editor.
  casamoomba | Nov 9, 2005 |
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Byrne, Muriel St. ClareEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boland, Bridgetmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lisle, Arthur Plantagenetmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Trevor-Roper, H. R.Forewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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