Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI

Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI

by Stephen Alford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521039711

ISBN-13: 9780521039710

Pub. Date: 08/27/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a reconstruction of the kingship and politics of the third Tudor king of England, Edward VI (born 1537), who reigned between 1547 (from the age of nine) until his death in 1553. The reign has often been interpreted as a period of political instability, mainly because of the king's age. This book explores how the reign was remarkably stable; and also how,

Overview

This book is a reconstruction of the kingship and politics of the third Tudor king of England, Edward VI (born 1537), who reigned between 1547 (from the age of nine) until his death in 1553. The reign has often been interpreted as a period of political instability, mainly because of the king's age. This book explores how the reign was remarkably stable; and also how, during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) the Edwardian idea of what it was to be a monarch--and many of the same men who had served Edward VI as councillors and courtiers--dominated Tudor politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521039710
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/27/2007
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; 1. Constructing the reign of Edward VI; 2. King and kingship; 3. The dynamics of power, 1547–9; 4. Reforming the kingdom; 5. An evolving polity, 1549–53; 6. Beyond 1553: the Edwardian legacy; Bibliography; Index.

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