Libraries Gave Us Power: Illuminations—The Private Life of Kings (Enhanced DVD)
Dr. Janina Ramirez uncovers the real story behind the embellished manuscripts that were tailor made for kings and examines the primitive world they showcase. The account of the British Library’s Royal Manuscripts comes to an end in this episode in the spectacular courts of the Tudors. Ramirez probes texts of astrological significance crafted for the king Henry VII and uncovers his will-still in its authentic, gold and velvet covers.
She listens to the music created for Henry VIII and studies the love messages exchanged between the King and Anne Boleyn crafted in the prayer book margins. Ramirez also makes a journey to Bruges, which was considered to be the major source of a large number of stupendous manuscripts portraying the opposition between the primitive art and Renaissance experimentations.
(Libraries Gave Us Power: Illuminations—The Private Life of Kings, Enhanced DVD, 60 minutes) ISBN: 978-0-81609-219-2 Copy Right Date: 2012 CC