Edward VI

Edward VI The Birth Of Edward On October 12, 1537, Ended His Father S Twenty Seven Year Wait For An Heir Nine Years Later, Edward Was On The Throne, A Boy King In A Court Where Manipulation, Treachery, And Plotting Were Rife.Henry VIII S Death In January 1547 Marked The End Of A Political Giant Whose Reign Had Dominated His Kingdom With An Iron Grip For Thirty Eight Years Few Could Remember An England Without Him Certainly Little Had Remained Untouched The Monasteries And Friaries Had Been Ripped Down, The Pope S Authority Discarded, And New Authoritarian Laws Had Been Introduced That Placed His Subjects Under Constant Fear Of Death.Edward Came To The Throne Promising A New Start The Harsh Legislation Of His Father S Was Repealed And The Country S Social And Economic Problems Approached With Greater Sensitivity Yet The Early Hope And Promise He Offered Soon Turned Sour Despite The Terms Of Henry S Will, Real Power Had Gone To Just One Man The Protector, Edward S Uncle, The Duke Of Somerset, And There Were Violent Struggles For Power, Headed By The Duke S Own Brother, Thomas Seymour.Chris Skid Reveals How The Countrywide Rebellions Of 1549 Were Orchestrated By The Plotters At Court And Were All Connected To The Burning Issue Of Religion Henry VIII Had Left England In A Religious Limbo Court Intrigue, Deceit, And Treason Very Nearly Plunged The Country Into Civil War The Stability That The Tudors Had Sought To Achieve Came Close To Being Torn Apart In The Six Years Of Edward S Reign.Even Today, The Two Dominant Figures Of The Tudor Period Are Held To Be Henry VIII And Elizabeth I Yet Edward S Reign Is Equally Important His Reign Was One Of Dramatic Change And Tumult, Yet Many Of The Changes That Were Instigated During This Period Certainly In Terms Of Religious Reformation Not Only Exceeded Henry S Ambitions But Have Endured For Over Four Centuries Since Edward S Death In 1553. The boy king Edward VI was a Tudor King and yet due to his short reign, was overshadowed by the other Tudor monarchs In every history book you will read, they briefly graze upon Edward and his over bearing concillors Edward Seymour and John Dudley Yet, those threads and facts are merely presented to demonstrate how they effected upon the lives of Mary and Elizabeth Skid delightfully presents an ENTIRE book dedicated to the young boy who changed England forever by pushing Protestantism and The boy king Edward VI was a Tudor King and yet due to his short reign, was overshadowed by the other Tudor
Edward VI is little known most people, if they remember him, would recall him being the boy king who preceded hischarismatic and dynamic sisters And yet, this boy king reigned for 9 years, upon which there was a general shift in religious attitudes towards arigid Protestantism, away from the pseudo Protestantism his father championed and the Catholic Church of old I picked up this book out of genuine curiosity Edw
You don t hear a lot about Edward VI The poor boy didn t rule very long and he was sandwiched between his father, the overbearing, gouty pig Henry VIII and his sisters, the overbearing gouty pig Mary I and the desperately insecure and petty yet brilliant feminist icon, Elizabeth I I found this to be a very interesting foray into his brief life and even briefer rule His relationship with his Seymour uncles ended in at least one death, I believe , his rigid Protestant beliefs and the political You don t hear a lot about Edward VI The poor boy didn t rule very long and he was sandwiched between his father, the overbearing, gouty pig Henry VIII and his sisters, the overbearing gouty pig Mary I and the desperately insecure and petty yet brilliant feminist icon, Elizabeth I I found this to be a very interesting foray into his brief life and even briefer rule His relationship with his Seymour uncles ended in at least one death, I believe , his rigid Protestant beliefs and the political machinations behind his need to keep a Protestant on the throne are all discussed in depth When he realized he was going to die, he skipped over his sisters Mary was an avowed Catholic just as
This is an interesting and very readable book covering a little known king in English history Although Edward VI died young and never truly reigned in his own right there is enough political in fighting, rebellions and source material about the boy king himself to tell a fascinating story.In fact because this history is so limited in it s scope due to Edward s early death it provides a good opportunity for us to have an insight into how a king is educated and prepared for his future role rather This is an interesting and very readable book covering a little known king in English history Although Edward VI died young and never truly reigned in his own right there is enough political in fighting, rebellions and source material about the boy king himself to tell a fascinating story.In fact because this history is so limited in it s scope due to Edward s early death it provides a good opportunity for us to
This was a little bit of a drag for me in the middle The beginning close to Henry VIII s reign and the end the start of Mary s rule were easier to follow Between, when everyone is scheming for power while Edward VI is a minor, were a little hard to follow It s difficult to keep track of who s who when they have a name and also a title and the two seem to be used interchangeably, with titles sometimes changing as well But Skid seems to be very thorough, incorporating tons of primary s This was a little bit of a drag for me in the middle The beginning close to Henry VIII s reign and the end the start of Mary s rule were easier
Skid suffers of clumsy writing occasionally I struggled with three or four stars as the material is good, the delivery lacks a bit Some silly mistakes in wording that even an amateur like me picked off but a good addition to
Chris Skid makes courageous choices addressing topics challenging due to limited popular appeal his later book, Death And The Virgin, I thoroughly enjoyed Edward VI s reign we seethrough the prism of important religious development than being drawn to the boy king s persona That s understandable, this being a short reign.The obvious question is why this short reign is so eclipsed by Bloody Mary I s even shorter one immediately following it Answer Mary was the first queen regnan Chris Skid makes courageous choices addressing topics challenging due to limited popular appeal his later book, Death And The Virgin, I thoroughly enjoyed Edward VI s reign we seethrough the prism of important religious development than being drawn to the boy king s persona That s understandable, this being a short reign.The obvious question is why this short reign is so eclipsed by Bloody Mary I s even shorter one immediately following it Answer Mary was the first queen regnant, a mature and tormented woman with a dramatic personal history, a Catholic zealot who burnt heretics for better or worse, acolourful character to grasp.Edward
3.5Like most books that focus on a historical figure that has very little written about them see Edward s mother, for instance it can be lacking in rich detail and tends to focus on people around the person the biography is about And, like most books, this falls into that trap for about half the book Since Edward was so young when he took the throne, it wasn t him who was in charge, it were those around it.That s my main complaint about this book It focused a lot on Northumberland, Some 3.5Like most books that focus on a historical figure that has very little written about them see Edward s mother, for instance it can be lacking in rich detail and tends to focus on people around the person the biography is about And, like most books, this falls into that trap for about half the book Since Edward was so young when he took the throne, it wasn t him who was in charge
Believe it or not, this is the first book I have read that focuses solely on Edward VI, the longed for male heir of Henry VIII and younger half brother to Mary I and Elizabeth I I found the book informative but it still raised long asked questions about Edward s reign How in control was he during his reign Was he just the Duke of Somerset s AKA the Lord Protector AKA Edward Seymour, Edward s uncle puppet and then later, the Duke of Northumberland s John Dudley Author Chris Skid raises Believe it or not, this is the first book I have read that focuses solely on Edward VI, the longed for male heir of Henry VIII and younger half brother to Mary I and Elizabeth I I found the book informative but it still raised long asked questions about Edward s reign How in control was he during his reign Was he just the Duke of Somerset s AKA the Lord Protector AKA Edward Seymour, Edward s uncle puppet and then later, the Duke of Northumberland s John Dudley Author Chris Skid raises these questions and provides plenty of contemporary evidence of Edward s role in the administration of his Court I think Skid does a fine job of gathering evidence and presenting it clearly in an engaging way throughout the book Through Skid s words, the reader learns that Edward was a prodigy of sorts, readily learning languages and theology, as well as
The only son of Henry VIII, Edward VI was a boy king who didn t reign long enough to live up to his full potential Upon his ascension to the throne, Edward s monarchy was initially the Seymour show His Uncle Edward Seymour, having acquired the role of Lord Protector, was basically ruling the country by proxy Thomas Seymour, jealous of his brother s power, attempted to kidnap Edward, which resulted in his beheading I can t imagine a boy sentencing his own uncle to death, but Thomas did kill E The only son of Henry VIII, Edward VI was a boy king who didn t reign long enough to live up to his full potential Upon his ascension to the throne, Edward s monarchy was initially the Seymour show His Uncle Edward Seymour, having acquired the role of Lord Protector, was basically ruling the country by proxy Thomas Seymour, jealous of his brother s power, attempted to kidnap Edward, wh

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  • Hardcover
  • 289 pages
  • Edward VI
  • Chris Skidmore
  • English
  • 15 July 2018
  • 0312351429