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Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Henry VIII Patron or Plunderer
I have just come across this rather fascinating programme on Henry VIII and the architecture connected with him. It is the first in a two part documentary by architectural historian, Jonathan Foyle, who examines the palaces, tapestries, music and paintings created in Henry's name, and whether any of these commissions compensated for the religious treasures that he would eventually come to destroy.
Here is the link. I imagine it will be on iplayer for the next week maybe two. If you are interested in the architectural aspect of Henry's reign then this is a programme well worth watching.