Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. David Howarth
    Pages 1-10
  3. David Howarth
    Pages 11-49
  4. David Howarth
    Pages 50-76
  5. David Howarth
    Pages 77-119
  6. David Howarth
    Pages 120-152
  7. David Howarth
    Pages 153-190
  8. David Howarth
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  9. David Howarth
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  10. David Howarth
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 295-323

About this book


In a survey which ranges widely from the building of Henry VII's palaces to the proposed monument to Charles I by Wren, David Howarth examines aspects of the visual arts in the English Renaissance to consider what they meant for those who commissioned them and those at whom they were directed. A variety of artefacts are considered for what they can tell us of the values of the court in early modern England.


architecture artefact artefacts building church England English monument politics renaissance tomb visual arts

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Images of Rule
  • Book Subtitle Art and Politics in the English Renaissance, 1485–1649
  • Authors David Howarth
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-51913-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-51914-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-25481-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 344
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social History
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