Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI
By (author) Stephen Alford
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Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI by Stephen Alford
Book DescriptionThis book offers a reappraisal of the kingship and politics of the reign of Edward VI, the third Tudor king of England who reigned from the age of nine in 1547 until his death in 1553. The reign has often been interpreted as a period of political instability, mainly because of Edward's age, but this account challenges the view that the king's minority was a time of political faction. It shows how Edward was shaped and educated from the start for adult kingship, and how Edwardian politics evolved to accommodate a maturing and able young king. The book also explores the political values of the men around the king, and tries to reconstruct the relationships of family and association that bound together the governing elite in the king's Council, his court, and in the universities. It also assesses the impact of Edward's reign on Elizabethan politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521039710
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII, became king at the age of nine and died wholly unexpectedly at the age of fifteen. This book gives full play to the murky, sinister nature of Edward's reign, and also an account of a boy learning to rule, learning to enjoy his growing power and to come out of the shadows of the great aristocrats around him.
Watchers, Paperback / softback (September 2014)
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