HENRY VIII. Court life. HAMPTON COURT. HAMPTON COURT, Richmond upon Thames. A royal palace A mansion A manor house Crenelated castle Keep vs dungeon Main entrance / portal / gate Alleyway Chimneys Openings.
A royal palace
A manor house
Keep vs dungeon
Main entrance / portal / gate
When he died in 1547 Henry VIII had more than 60 houses, Hampton Court Palace was the most sumptuously decorated. The palace was one of the most modern, sophisticated and magnificent in England.
Be dressed / clad in ceremonial costume embroideredgarments
A pilardecoratedwooden panels
A symetrical composition: there are two arches on eachside of the throne
The scenefeatures / portrays Henry VIII with Jane Seymour (represented on the left) and histhreechildren: Edward, Mary and Elizabeth.
At Hampton Court Palace there is a beautiful painting dating from 1545 that shows Henry VIII with his long-dead, favourite wife, Jane Seymour, his son Edward and his daughters Mary and Elizabeth. There are two other figures, strikingly framed by the two archways in the wings. One is a man in red hose with cropped ginger hair, who has a monkey poised to check his head for lice. He can be identified as William Somer, the king’s fool. The bald woman on the left, whose attention has been gripped by something in the distance, is probably ‘Jane the Fool’, fool to Anne Boleyn, Princess Mary and Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth and actual wife at the time. Their inclusion in this royal dynastic portrait suggests that fools had a distinct, privileged and vital role to play at the Tudor court.
LES ADJECTIFS SONT INVARIABLES ET SE PLACENT DEVANT LES NOMS.
Sauf s’ils sont suivis d’un complément (The king’sthrone, coveredwithsilkfabric, wasdesigned by Holbein himself).
Jane Seymour isdressed in a state costume.
ADJ: embroidered , dark-brown
This painting used to decorate the hall of Hampton Court.
ADJ: composed; large-scale; medieval; magnificent
A portrait of the King, painted by his court painter, woulddecorate the entrance hall.
ADJ: Flemish; idealized; dressedlavishly; favourite; vast; monumental