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Edward VI, the only surviving son of Henry VIII and the last of the male Tudors, died while still a teenager. Yet his reign has a significance in English history out of all proportion to its brief six-year span. In this lavishly illustrated book, Diarmaid MacCulloch looks at the life and beliefs of the young king and the ruthless politicians around him. Although the regime collapsed in apparent failure on Edward's death in 1553, a second half-sister, Elizabeth, brought Protestantism back. Mac Culloch traces the strange afterlife of Edward's reign, its surprising connections with the civil wars that convulsed the British Isles a century later, and the effect it still has on English life.
About the Author:
Diarmaid MacCulloch is a prize winning author and Professor at Oxford University.
“This is Reformation history as it should be written, learned, argumentative, and ... never for a moment dull.” —The London Times
“Award-winning author MacCulloch has written an interesting and informative study...enjoyable and very readable book.” —Library Journal
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