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Noblemen and gentlemen

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Duration: 0:53:26 | Added: 12 Oct 2016
This lecture explores how military service related to the social power and self-image of lords and gentlemen in Henry VIII's England.

While contemporaries complained that they were giving up the knightly ways of their forebears, many still valued their martial honour and found a satisfying place in the new structures of the lord lieutenancy or the increasingly permanent English army in Ireland.

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