Friday, March 13, 2015

Question from Anthony - Need for Monarch and Court in proximity

The large size of the Tudor court, including servants, made food supply a constant problem and required kings to be almost nomadic for parts of their reigns, I think. Why was it then so essential for eg Henry the Eighth to have his court in close physical proximity?

1 comment:

kb said...

I think I must be missing something. The 'court' as in the monarch's court was wherever the monarch happened to be unless s/he was slipping away for private hunting mini-break.

If you are referring to specific courts like Chancery or Court of Wards, then that is something else. But to my way of thinking, the court is where the monarch is.