April 1509 Henry VIII takes refuge in the Tower of London.
Public image – kills Empson and Dudley.
Coronation = cloth of gold, jewels on horseback, Hall’s Chronicle, Thomas More – lawyer commissioned to make a speech, “golden age”.
Humanism influenced More and Henry, also chivalry – Erasmus,
Eltham Palace – Henry was raised away from the centre of London.
John Skelton taught him Latin, French, etc. Influenced by Margaret Beaufort and William Blount Lord Mountjoy.
New learning – grammar, rhetoric, morals, history. History of his own ancestors.
1503 Prince Henry was betrothed to Katherine of Aragon.
Strength of the Tudor family – influence, wealth, power. Demonstrated by buildings like King’s College Chapel.