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The Yeomen of the Guard and the early Tudors : the formation of a royal bodyguard /
Anita Hewerdine.
imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
description
ix, 312 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
ISBN
184885983X (hbk.), 9781848859838 (hbk.)
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imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
isbn
184885983X (hbk.)
9781848859838 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8504411
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-304) and index.
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The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard is the world's oldest surviving royal bodyguard, having been founded by Henry VII in 1485. Today it is purely a ceremonial body, but in the past it was a true bodyguard and the nucleus of a fighting force at a time when England had no standing army. Nevertheless, even in its early years, its ceremonial role was also of great importance, supplying a richly arrayed retinue to enhance the King's status. Anita Hewerdine here provides the first comprehensive study of the early years of the Yeomen of the Guard during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, examining the variety of roles performed by the Guard, both within and outside the Court, as well as detailing the apparel worn by the yeomen and the weaponry with which they were equipped. Hewerdine's book is the result of intensive research, using numerous unpublished documents, as well as a variety of printed sources not readily accessible to the general public. It will be essential reading for researchers of Early Modern Military History and sheds light on a previously overlooked aspect of the Tudor Court.
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Anita Hewerdine provides a comprehensive study of the early years of the Yeomen of the Guard during the reigns of Henry VIII, examining the variety of roles performed by the Guard, both within and outside the Court, as well as detailing the apparel worn by the yeomen and the weaponry with which they were equipped.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vi
List of Abbreviationsp. viii
Prefacep. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
The Formation of a Royal Bodyguardp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Origins and Foundation of the Guardp. 5
Remuneration and Reformsp. 20
Duties, Apparel and Ceremonyp. 45
Naval and Military Activitiesp. 70
The Role of the Guard in the Provincesp. 95
Family and Social Status of Members of the Guardp. 115
Conclusionp. 136
Biographical Notesp. 141
Appendicesp. 215
Henry VII's Yeomen of the Guard, Crown and Chamberp. 217
Oath of Allegiancep. 225
Yeomen of the Guard by Countyp. 227
Notesp. 237
Bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 305
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