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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

I love reading about the Tudors, but Thomas Wyatt's poetry is hard to understand and not all that good, anyway. Steerforth' s interpretation of it is speculative but well-researched. She has also thoroughly investigated Wyatt's relationship with Anne Boleyn, how he managed to survive King Henry's wrath and his career as a diplomat.

Unfortunately, I am afraid that I didn't finish this book, however. I found it rather heavy-going and a bit of a struggle. I will probably return to it later.

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