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    Edward VI (English Monarchs (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Jennifer Loach, Edited by G.W. Bernard, Edited by Penry Williams

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    DescriptionThis new biography of Edward VI, the boy king who died at 15 after ruling England for only six years, reveals for the first time his significant personal impact on the history of his country. Jennifer Loach portrays Edward as healthy and vigorous (contrary to previous views), precocious, highly educated, and decisive, and she details the dramatic context in which he played out his reign.


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    Title
    Edward VI
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Loach, Edited by G.W. Bernard, Edited by Penry Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300094091
    ISBN 10: 0300094094
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    B&T Approval Code: A15202021
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC21: 942.053092
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Jennifer Loach was fellow in history at Somerville College, Oxford. She died in 1995.
    Review quote
    "Edward VI counters the popular image of a sickly king doomed to die, and instead presents Edward as a vital, active and conventionally aristocratic boy... Edward VI has to be valued as an early step on a challenging historical journey, and an appropriate final volume by a distinguished historian of the Tudor century." Stephen Alford, Times Literary Supplement "Essential reading... Loach draws on considerable unpublished research by other scholars and brings her own valuable insights to many issues." Choice "A tour de force." Peter Newman Brooks, Expository Times
    Back cover copy
    "Jennifer Loach presents a substantially fresh portrait of the boy king. Far from being the sickly child of traditional history, he is depicted as a typical young aristocrat of his day, interested in hunting, tournaments and warfare, healthy and vigorous up to his final months. The cause of Edward's early death is here diagnosed as the consequence of a severe and rapid infection of the lungs, rather than the gradual process of tuberculosis."--BOOK JACKET. "The book explores Edward's life as prince and later king, analysing the events and politics of the time and the context of the royal court in his upbringing and his rule. It considers the extent to which the young king was himself involved in matters of state and assesses the governments of Edward Seymour, duke of Somerset, and of John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, both of whom ruled in his name. Loach questions the image of Edward as the 'godly imp' portrayed in John Foxe's Book of Martyrs, and advances the view that he was more concerned with obedience to his authority than with detailed points of doctrine."--BOOK JACKET. "This important and original book transforms our understanding of a dramatic period of British history, marked by political volatility, religious change and social unrest, and throws new light on an age often neglected by historians."--BOOK JACKET.