John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, 1504-1553

John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, 1504-1553

by David M. Loades, D. M. Loades
     
 

This biography presents the whole career of the controversial sixteenth century statesman, John Dudley. As Lord President of the council which governed Edward VI's minority, he was the most powerful man in England between 1550 and 1553, notorious for his attempt to alter the succession to the throne in favour of his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey. This is a

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This biography presents the whole career of the controversial sixteenth century statesman, John Dudley. As Lord President of the council which governed Edward VI's minority, he was the most powerful man in England between 1550 and 1553, notorious for his attempt to alter the succession to the throne in favour of his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey. This is a critical reassessment of a man who was the last medieval magnate and perhaps the greatest of the Tudor service nobility.

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"A fascinating study....Loades builds significantly on an emerging reassessment to paint a much more nuanced portrait....The work is careful and detailed but still very readable."—Choice

"In general, this is an important book that crystallizes research and tells Dudley's story in an engaging, narrative fashion."—Sixteenth Century Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198201939
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.01(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

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