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Edward IV By Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament, UK)

Edward IV
by Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament, UK)

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Was Edward IV a vain and self-indulgent playboy, more interested in his own pleasures than the well-being of his kingdom, or was his life cut tragically short, thus preventing him from fully establishing the 'new monarchy' more commonly associated with his son-in-law, Henry VII? This biography reassesses this debate.
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Edward IV by Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament, UK)

The reign of King Edward IV occupies a pivotal place in late medieval English history, marking the transition from a medieval to a renaissance monarchy. The personality of the young monarch was undoubtedly a factor in this transition, yet there has been much controversy over the King's character. Was Edward a vain and self-indulgent playboy, more interested in his own pleasures than the well-being of his kingdom, or was his life cut tragically short, thus preventing him from fully establishing the 'new monarchy' now more commonly associated with his son-in-law, Henry VII?

A central personality in both historical study and literary fame, Edward IV is as fascinating a character now as he was for William Shakespeare over four centuries ago. Drawing together both recent research and original sources, Hannes Kleineke reassesses the debate in this concise and accessible biography. This volume is an invaluable read for all those interested in fifteenth century history.

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About Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament, UK)


Hannes Kleineke is a Senior Research Fellow at the History of Parliament, and joint winner of the Parliamentary History Prize 2006. He has published widely on the political and social history of late medieval England, especially the Yorkist period.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction 2. The Making of a King 3. The Establishment of Edward's rule, 1461-65 4. Foreign policy, the King's marriage, and the break with Warwick, 1461-68 5. Crisis, Exile and Return, 1468-71 6. Re-establishing the Regime, 1471-75 7. The Final Years, 1475-83 8. Edwardian government 9. Edward - Man and Monarchy 10. The End of the Reign 11. Conclusion 12. Chronology 13. Further reading

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GOR007182247
Edward IV by Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament, UK)
Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament, UK)
Routledge Historical Biographies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2008-07-18
278
0415368006
9780415368001
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