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    Edward IV (Reputations) (Paperback) By (author) Michael Hicks

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    DescriptionEdward IV was the first Yorkist king. He ruled (with only a brief hiatus) for 22 years, ended the Wars of the Roses triumphantly in 1471, and died in his bed - not invariably the place of death for a medieval monarch. The best general of his day, he destroyed the House of Lancaster. At a very difficult time, he redeemed royal prestige at home and abroad, restored order and public finances, and crushed all his opponents, including his brother Clarence. His son Edward V, still a minor, succeeded him peacefully. Yet within months, Edward was deposed in favour of Richard III, his uncle. The Wars of the Roses resumed, Edward IV's sons met violent deaths, and so at Bosworth Field did the usurping Richard III. Assessment of Edward IV is inextricably bound up not only in the record of his reign, itself much disputed, but also with what turned out to be his baleful legacy. This book explores how his reputation has changed and analyses the major issues in light of contemporary and later perceptions of this controversial king.


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    Title
    Edward IV
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Hicks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340760062
    ISBN 10: 0340760060
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, BIO000000
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    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: DA258 .H53 2004
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Hodder Arnold
    Publication date
    11 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London, England
    Author Information
    Michael Hicks is Head of History at the University of Winchester, UK
    Review quote
    'All students, from beginners to hardened campaigners in modern Wars of the Roses debates, will find perceptive, thought-provoking insights that enrich their own understanding of the king and his reign.' Speculum, Michael Jones, University of Nottingham, UK