Title :

The houses of Henry VIII's courtiers in London

Author :
PHILLPOTTS, Christopher ;
Conference :
The archaeology of Reformation 1480-1580; Leeds; Maney ;
Publication year :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Henry VIII's religious innovations of the 1530s changed the way that his courtiers were housed in and around London. Several of the former monasteries were turned into mansions, a process of adaptation which often turned the central conventual buildings inside-out, with both practical and political consequences. In the 1540s Henry acquired the bishops' palaces between the Strand and the river Thames, the political main line of the metropolis. These were also passed on to leading courtiers. Late in the reign some courtiers were moving further out of town, constructing new country houses in a commuter belt around London. Others built houses clustering around the new centre of royal power at Greenwich Palace, and the local economies of Lewisham and Deptford were subordinated to the requirements of the Palace. The distribution and form of the houses of Henry VIII's courtiers therefore reflect both the new patterns of power around the King and the religious policies which underpinned them. These new residences were the domestic outposts of an expanded and radicalized court. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 plans ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Abbaye ; Adaptation ; Architecture ; Courtisans ; Dissolution des Monastères (Grande-Bretagne: 1536-1550) ; Grande-Bretagne ; Henry VIII, roi d'Angleterre, 1491-1547 ; London (GBR) ; Maison ; Mécénat ; Palais épiscopal ; Réemploi ; Réforme ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Adaptation ; Architecture ; Bishops' palaces ; Courtiers ; Dissolution of the Monasteries (Great Britain: 1536-1550) ; Great Britain ; Henry VIII, king of England, 1491-1547 ; Houses ; London (GBR) ; Monasteries ; Patronage ; Reformation ; Reuse ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24875641 ;
ISBN 1904350003 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
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