I have been reading the poetry of Henry VIII. I was wondering if any of them are thought to have political meaning? Or if we know which poets he aped? I also wondered if we know when each poem was written (I hope this list is accurate): http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/tudorbib.htm
It doesn't give any indication of years. I'll be writing an essay for university on this and would appreciate any help anyone can offer.
There is a book, Peter C. Herman's Royal Poetrie: Monarchic Verse and the Political Imaginary in Early Modern England, which addresses this topic, not only for Henry but also for Elizabeth, Mary Stuart and James I. Large chunk of the text are accessible on Google Books, so you can get a sense of whether you might want to purchase the book or obtain it from a local library.
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