Diplomatic gifts at the Court of Henry VIII

Timothy Schroder

Some of the most magnificent events of the early sixteenth century were the receptions laid on for visiting ambassadors. These were punctuated by splendid entertainments, concluding with the exchange of costly gifts, usually of gold or silver-gilt. This talk examines the system and its wider implications.

Haughton International Ceramics Seminar 2018 at Christie's

G Haughton