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The Boy King: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation

The Boy King: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation

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By (author) Diarmaid MacCulloch

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 302 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 16mm | 63g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520234022
  • ISBN 13: 9780520234024
  • Illustrations note: 93 b/w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 535,347

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Diarmaid MacCulloch illuminates the significance of Edward's turbulent and neglected reign. He takes a fresh look at the life and beliefs of the young king and of the ruthless politicians who jostled for power around him. He analyzes the single-minded strategy of the Protestant Revolution and assesses the support it had among the people of England.

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Diarmaid MacCulloch is a Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford, and Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His books include Suffolk and the Tudors (1986), The Later Reformation in England, 1547-1603 (1990); The Reign of Henry VIII: Politics, Policy and Piety (1995); and Thomas Cranmer: A Life (1996).

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"An exciting and distinguished book.... MacCulloch combines exact and penetrating scholarship with a vitality of exposition that is rare in writing on Tudor history." - Blair Worden, Sunday Telegraph "MacCulloch's enviable ease in unraveling complex theological and political positions...make[s] this a formidable achievement. A dramatic period of English history will never look quite the same again." - The Independent (London) "Provocative and sparkling (let's say it, brilliant).... MacCulloch argues with great elegance that the Edwardian reformation was a crucial moment in the development of the Anglican Church and the forging of England's Protestant identity." - Robbie Millen, The Spectator

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"This is Reformation history as it should be written, not least because it resembles its subject matter: learned, argumentative, and, even when mistaken, never dull."--Eamon Duffy, author of "The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580