If you are going to disinterr Henry Viii, then what about the many other Kings and nobles who have done just as many vile things? And a frail woman to boot nearly 70 years old? The ordinary lutars seem to have had 14s. Actualy he was far more cruel than anyother English monarch, he is the only monarch to have 70. Yes, she married Sir Richard Pole. One of the songs in Wedderburn's Complaint of Scotland 1549 is entitled, Bille vil thou cum by a lute. In May 1539 a Bill of Attainder was issued against her by Thomas Cromwell and a tunic displaying the Five Wounds, which was used as a symbol in the Northern rebellions, was used as evidence against her, having allegedly been found in her belongings.
Robert Edwards, minister of Murroes Parish near Dundee; Alexander Forbes of Tolquhan; William Sterling of Ardoch; William Ker of Newbattles; and the Rev. As Krya Kramer points out, the myth only started in 1888 and was debunked by 1931 but it is still spreading via some websites and books. The final track has the lute and clarsach the true wire-strung instrument joined by the great traditional ballad singer, Andy Hunter, in an extract of the great epic Romance of Sir Graysteil. What an incredible time from Henry 7th to Elizabeth,I have been reading early medieval history,never thought I would enjoy the Tudor period,but got well sucked in ,but so involved. There are two accounts of her execution — One says that she was executed by an inexperienced axeman who missed her neck the first time, gashing her shoulder, and that it took a further ten blows to finish her off. Cha bhainisg na cuigeil, Chan ainnir na fuiril, Cha bhainnireach bhuidhe Na spreidh i.
This women who was Plantagenet herself seems to be to have a story that begs to be told. Who really wanted to offend God or return the country to civil war? The complete Scottish lute repertoire runs to some 400 pieces. When I was youthful Oft I listened to music, To the tales and traditions of yore; Harp strings were then twanging While maidens were tuning The notes of sweet lutes to their loves. You may also what to proofread your posts. Larger ensembles Pictures and written accounts depict all sorts of weird and wonderful ensembles, including lutes, performing in the 16th and 17th centuries. Lady Sarah with Daniel Chatto, photographed by her father for her 30th birthday. In olden times the contrary was the case, as many references in the ancient literature attest, and that the three thirds, suantraí, geantraí and goltraí, into which music was divided refer only to instrumental music, is evident from the ancient legends which purport to examine the origin of these terms.
I have never read that his Father executed two of his wives. And his music itself is full of warmth and humanity; it is not so sugary as, say, a Wilbye madrigal, but nor is it to my ears! He seems to have had easy and friendly relations with women, dedicating far more pieces to them than any other lutenist. Really it was revenge by Henry, who had once supported and sponsored the family, because he felt betrayed by Cardinal Reginald Pole whom wrote to the rebels in the north to encourage them against the King. Just wanted to mention that it was Elizabeth Woodville who promised her daughter, Elizabeth of York, to Henry Tudor. Further Reading There is a great page on Margaret Pole at wikipedia — see and a book on her — by Hazel Pierce.
To go to ones execution with dignity and courage was the conduct expected of mediaeval and Tudor aristocrats — it was part of the obligation of nobility. The 50+ fat slob married a teenager, Katharine Howard, and had her executed for having had an affair prior to her marriage to the king. His divorce from Queen Katherine was for Reginald a big problem and when he went to study in Rome he became involved in a faction who opposed Henry Viii. Stefan Lundgren has edited most of the English duets, published in four albums by Lundgren Edition. Prehistory The lute probably arrived in England in the late 1200s.
Go to Go to The Standing Stones Go to the Standing Stones listing of the entire contents of this website. Pole was her married name. Farch, farch-chiuil, fairchil, a musical instrument, possibly the lute, probably the lyre. She was not afraid, she did not scream in terror; she refused to accept the unlawful sentence given against her. About 50-odd English lute manuscripts with music in renaissance tuning survive in the British Isles, plus maybe 15 or 16 Continental manuscripts with items of English lute music, plus various odds and ends.
Sir Thomas More attempted to stop him, and he got executed. Happily, a good deal more music has survived, however. The entire family were victims of the fact that Henry had become paranoid and would not tolerate anyone who was of royal blood other than his own. In a poem beginning Mealltar bean le beagán téad a woman is wooed with a few strings found in a late seventeenth-century manuscript from Fermanagh, Cailín ó Chois tSiúre is mentioned with the names of other songs, the singing of which, the poet declares, would have been a more profitable occupation for him than writing poetry. So many learned historians on this site. I believe that the unfortunate condemned man or woman customarily had to give the headsman a tip, or a purse; after the headsman asked again, the custom for forgiveness; although maybe that was just in the case of executing women, or royal women.
The two nuns are said to have composed the following poems. Richard Darsie The Balcarres Lute Manuscript: Cunningly arranged for 10-course lute in Renaissance tuning Silver Sound Publications, 1997 What Darsie has done in his edition is to transcribe only those pieces which lie well in the old tuning; these are 61 in number. I will never understand how Henry could take his anger out on a frail old lady who was no threat to him and who had acted as a mother figure to his daughter Mary. At one point in his reign, he was executing around 400 people per month. The same is true of the Dallis lute book which also contains a rather a lot of uninteresting music, so a facsimile is not imminently expected. Malone, the great Irish eighteenth-century editor of Shakespeare, in his effort to restore the correct reading, has drawn attention to the appearance in A Handfull of Pleasant Delites, published in 1584, of a song entitled 'A Sonet of a lover in the praise of his lady, to Calen o custure me, sung at every line's end'.
She was a constant threat in the Kings mind. From her mother, she inherited a love of dance. This is clearly due to the violinistic origin of many of the settings, and increases both the interest and difficulty of the music. The works of Philip Rosseter 8 solos and John Danyel 6 solos are not for the most part easy, but are exceptionally beautiful, and repay study, from early intermediate level upwards; there are Lute Society editions of both. Another fragment turns up every year or two. Margaret loses and regains and then loses and regains her lands, her titles, her favor until her death.
Note that unlike many other musical instruments the name is not derived from English. I imagine the number might be staggering. Nor make one step, as you shall see; Christ in Thy Mercy, save Thou me! Keep up the good work, I find the articles up for discussion stimulating and refreshing. One can only hope Henry is but……. Not the lark, Not the merle, Not the mavis, On the bough is she.