Lacey Baldwin Smith


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in Princeton, New Jersey, The United States
January 01, 1922

Died
September 08, 2013

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Lacey Baldwin Smith was an historian and author specializing in 16th century England. He was the author of Henry VIII: The Mask of Royalty and Catherine Howard: A Tudor Tragedy, among other books.

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Smith taught at Princeton University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern University. He received two Fulbright awards, two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and other awards.He was considered one of the “big name” historians, yet his writing was considered to be as entertaining as it was erudite. He lived in Vermont during his retirement, dying at Greensboro at the age of 90.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1972.

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Catherine Howard: The Queen...

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This Realm of England, Volu...

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The Elizabethan World

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Henry VIII: The Mask of Roy...

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Treason in Tudor England: P...

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Fools, Martyrs, Traitors: T...

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“If skirts get any shorter, said the flapper with a sob, I'll have two more cheeks to powder and a lot more hair to bob!”
Lacey Baldwin Smith, English History Made Brief, Irreverent and Pleasurable

“A careful regulation of the economic impulses of society was considered as essential to man’s spiritual welfare as it was to his material well-being. There was a righteous price in commerce, based on considerations of morality, as well as an economic price, reflecting the laws of supply and demand.”
Lacey Baldwin Smith, The Elizabethan World

“Whether the Vatican by 1499 had become the sewer of the world, as it was later claimed, is debatable, but certainly religion and morality were parting company, the former degenerating into a business and the latter all but disappearing from the Church.”
Lacey Baldwin Smith, The Elizabethan World

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