The Boy King: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation

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University of California Press, Sep 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 283 pages
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"The boy king Edward VI, last of the male Tudors, died while still a teenager, his plans for England's future soon to be overturned by his half-sister Mary. Yet his reign has a significance all out of proportion to its six-year span. During his brief course, he spearheaded a religious revolution that propelled England into the heart of the Protestant Reformation, letting loose an explosive new form of Christianity, the Church of England, and the Book of Common Prayer. Diarmaid MacCulloch illuminates the significance of Edward's turbulent and neglected reign and takes a fresh look at the life and beliefs of the young king and of the ruthless politicians who jostled for power around him." [Back cover].

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This is less a biography of Edward VI than an academic study of the course of the English Reformation during Edward's six-year reign. Edward VI himself barely warrants a mention in this volume, as the ... Read full review

The boy king: Edward VI and the protestant reformation

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Award-winning author MacCulloch (Thomas Cranmer: A Life) has written an interesting and informative study of the six years the young Edward VI spent on the throne after the death of his notorious ... Read full review


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Page 256 - Englande refourmed and governed under hym, agayn*t al suche as blasphemously and traitorously infame hym or the sayd Church, of heresie or sedicion.

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Diarmaid MacCulloch is a Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford, and Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His books include Suffolk and the Tudors (1986), The Later Reformation in England, 1547-1603 (1990); The Reign of Henry VIII: Politics, Policy and Piety (1995); and Thomas Cranmer: A Life (1996).

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