Edward VI [electronic resource] /
Jennifer Loach ; edited by George Bernard and Penry Williams.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1999.
xviii, 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0300079923 (cloth : alk. paper)
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New Haven : Yale University Press, c1999.
0300079923 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-201) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-07-01:
Bernard and Williams assembled this study from Loach's draft and other papers following her death in 1995. It is more a history of the boy king's reign than a true biography and is probably shorter than if Loach had lived to complete it. Those seeking more detailed accounts should consult the works of Barrett Beer, M.L. Bush, Dale Hoak, W.R.D. Jones, W.K. Jordan, David Loades, A F. Pollard, and others. However, Loach's work will be essential reading. In it she continues her career-long effort to rescue the mid-Tudor period from the relative obscurity to which earlier generations of scholars consigned it by their focus on the Henrician and Elizabethan eras and to rehabilitate the Edwardian and Marian regimes previously tainted by the image of a "mid-Tudor crisis." She replaces Edward the "godly imp" with a young man very like his father Henry VIII in his appetite for entertainments, tournaments, and warfare, demonstrating that he was quite healthy until a sudden catastrophic illness in 1553. She also draws on considerable unpublished research by other scholars and brings her own valuable insights to many issues. A fitting legacy for a fine scholar. All levels. W. B. Robison III; Southeastern Louisiana University
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This is a biography of Edward VI, drawing a portrait of the boy king as a highly precocious, well educated, intellectually confident and decisive youth, with clear views on the future of the English church.
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The Birth of Edward VIp. 1
Edward's Upbringing and Educationp. 9
The Death of Henry VIII: the King's Will and the Establishment of the Protectoratep. 17
Edward's Coronationp. 29
Somerset's Protectoratep. 39
Economic and Social Difficultiesp. 58
The Rebellions of 1549p. 70
The Fall of the Protectorp. 89
Northumberland's Rulep. 94
Religious Policy under Northumberlandp. 116
Edward's Courtp. 135
Edward's Illness and Deathp. 159
Queen Jane and Queen Maryp. 170
Assessmentp. 180
The Portraits of Edward VIp. 185
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 202
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