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Painting the Tudors: Hans Holbein the Younger

Sometimes described as England’s Leonardo, Hans Holbein the Younger painted the great and the good of Tudor society. Franny Moyle chronicles his incredible art and tempestuous life

Published: May 28, 2021 at 12:18 pm
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Having painted the cream of Tudor society, including King Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves and Thomas Cromwell, Hans Holbein the Younger’s work offers an unparalleled view into England’s court at the time. Franny Moyle delves into the famous painter’s work and the events that shaped it, from religious tensions in Europe to the toxic factionalism bubbling over in Henry’s court


Franny Moyle is the author of The King’s Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein (Apollo, 2021)


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