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Does Holbein’s “The Ambassadors” contain clues to a Tudor conspiracy?

Everybody’s seen a Hans Holbein. His portraits of Henry VIII and the Tudor court are some of the most famous works of the Renaissance. But his 1533 masterpiece… 1,020 more words

Conspiracy Theories

"The majority of the common people loathe war... only a handful of individuals, whose evil joys..."

“The majority of the common people loathe war and pray for peace; only a handful of individuals, whose evil joys depend on general misery, desire war.”

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Immensity, though, spells death to the man it attracts; a kind of vertigo or horror siezes him who sets himself and his precarious egotistic attitude against those infinitely present deeps, infinitely absent too. 94 more words


to eat the arc

when we arrived at the

gorgeous port at sunrise, he asked

where the ticket office was.  she told him to

step on the sand and… 32 more words

Painting by Hans Holbein in 1533

The following description is from The National Gallery:

This picture memorialises two wealthy, educated and powerful young men. On the left is Jean de Dinteville, aged 29, French ambassador to England in 1533.

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The Hanseatic League in London

What was founded in the twelfth century and had become known by the thirteenth as the Hanseatic League was  essentially an  alliance of mercantile  guilds in maritime cities bordering the North Sea and Baltic, extending from Edinburgh in Scotland in the west to Novgorod in Russia in the east. 211 more words

London History

Hans Holbein

Hans Holbein the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger is one of history’s most famous painters and it is thanks to his great skill and talent that we have so many paintings dedicated to the people of Henry VIII’s reign, including the great King himself. 1,052 more words