Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? is a History Documentary programme.

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Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer?

In the first of a two-part documentary, architectural historian Jonathan Foyle looks at the palaces, tapestries, music and paintings created in King Henry VIII's name and questions whether the art he commissioned compensates for the religious treasures he would come to destroy. Henry had a fascinating and enlightening relationship with art. He came to the throne as the Renaissance swept across Europe, yet England's new king never lost sight of the medieval chivalry of his forefathers. episode 1.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 September 26th, 9:00pm and on BBC 4 October 3rd, 10:00pm. See more...