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The Eltham Ordinances

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A translated and interpreted edition of the Eltham Ordinances, circa 1526, written for the Court of Henry VIII by Cardinal Wolsey, with a breakdown of salaries, expenses, menus, staff rosters and more. Intimate details of Henry VIII's life are highlighted, along with that of his Courtiers and servants, giving insight into a previously unexplored area of history. The Ordinances themselves are housed in the National Archives in England; because of their delicate condition and relative inaccessibility, this book gives students and biography lovers alike a never before seen piece of British Legislation, brought to life by a modern interpretation and analysis. A must have for Tudor History buffs!

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