About the Author
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, John Watts was the oldest of eight children. He and his young brothers, Christopher and Patrick, formed a dance team named The Robot Brothers that appeared on TV’s The Gong Show on three different occasions, winning each time. In 1980, the group appeared on The Tonight Show as one of the first African American dance groups to perform on the show. Later he owned a number of businesses including the Club Casanova nightclub in Marina Del Rey and a home health care agency in Los Angeles, becoming the first black owner of such an institution.
Table of ContentsPreface; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction: ideas and politics in fifteenth-century history; 2. The conceptual framework; 3. Government; 4. Features of Henry VI's polity; 5. The years of transition, 1435-45; 6. The rule of the court, 1445-50; 7. The search for authority, 1450-61; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.