Italians at Russian and English Royal Court in 1495—1533
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Italians at Russian and English Royal Court in 1495—1533
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The article discusses the impact of the invited artists from Italy on life and development of the English royal court and the Moscow State. At the court of King Henry VII the leading humanists Italians played a significant role in shaping the culture of the court and the system of representation the new royal dynasty’s power. In Russia during the reign of Grand Prince of Moscow Ivan III and Vasily III especially appreciated were Italian architects and doctors, but in contrast to the English court, the attitude towards them was quite different. The author concludes that their contribution to the representation of the Royal power, the development of culture, as well as the strengthening of the state in the period under review was significant.
Tudor’s England, Moscow state, foreigners at the royal court
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