Henry VIII, privy chamber of
- Michael Riordan
Henry VIII, privy chamber of (act. 1509–1547), body of personal servants to the king, was an institution whose importance has only recently been fully appreciated. Developments at the royal court from the mid-fifteenth century put in place new living arrangements for the king—a private suite known (from its most important room) as ‘the privy chamber’. In turn this led by the end of the first decade of the reign of ...