Sir Thomas Gresham and the Tudor Court
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This lecture will explore Gresham’s service to the crown during the turbulent politics of mid-Tudor England.
Gresham served three Tudor monarchs, and his career exemplifies the reliance of the Tudors on the intellectual gifts and financial capital of ‘new men’ in an age of religious transformations and expanding government and warfare. But his public career was dependent on the court itself, and the personal relationships he forged both with the preeminent statesmen of the age and with Queen Elizabeth herself
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