9780297846499

Edward VI: The Lost King of England

Skidmore, Chris

ISBN 10: 0297846493 / 0-297-84649-3
ISBN 13: 9780297846499
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
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On the death of Henry VIII, the crown passed to his nine-year-old son, Edward. However, real power went to the Protector, Edward's uncle, the Duke of Somerset. The court had been a hotbed of intrigue since the last days of Henry VIII. Without an adult monarch, the stakes were even higher. The first challenger was the duke's own brother: he seduced Henry VIII's former queen, Katherine Parr; having married her, he pursued Princess Elizabeth and later was accused of trying to kidnap the boy king at gunpoint. He was beheaded. Somerset ultimately met the same fate, after a coup d'etat organized by the Duke of Warwick. Chris Skidmore reveals how the countrywide rebellions of 1549 were orchestrated by the plotters at court and were all connected to the (literally) burning issue of religion: Henry VIII had left England in religious limbo. Court intrigue, deceit and treason very nearly plunged the country into civil war. Edward was a precocious child, as his letters in French and Latin demonstrate. He kept a secret diary, written partly in Greek, which few of his courtiers could read.In 1551, at the age of 14, he took part in his first jousting tournament, an essential demonstration of physical prowess in a very physical age. Within a year it is his signature we find at the bottom of the Council minutes, yet in early 1553 he contracted a chest infection and later died, rumours circulating that he might have been poisoned. Mary, Edward's eldest sister, and devoted Catholic, was proclaimed Queen. This is more than just a story of bloodthirsty power struggles, but how the Church moved so far along Protestant lines that Mary would be unable to turn the clock back. It is also the story of a boy born to absolute power, whose own writings and letters offer a compelling picture of a life full of promise, but tragically cut short.

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Book Description: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London England, 2007. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Hardback. First Edition. Edward VI. The Lost King of England. The birth of Edward on 12 October 1537 ended his father's twenty-seven-year wait for an heir. Nine years later, Edward was on the throne, a boy king in a court were manipulation, treachery and plotting were rife. Contents: List of Illustrations. Acknowledgements. Biographies. Chronology. Tables of Genealogy. Introduction. Marriages, Birth and Death. Last Will and Testament. A Second Josiah. Milder Climates. The Downfall of the Lord Admiral. Commotion Time. Coup d'Etat. Uncertain Times. Hidden Conspiracies. The Destruction of the Duke. An Emerging King. Promise Unfulfilled. Nemesis. Select Bibliography. Notes. Index. Illustrated. 346 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 093368

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