Edward IV: From Contemporary Chronicles, Letters and Records

Keith Dockray

This documentary presents contemporary sources for Edward IV and his reign, enabling the reader to appreciate why the king's reputation has fluctuated so markedly.
Date Published :
January 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
27 black and white
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781554166
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Edward IV (king from 1461-83), so often overshadowed by his younger brother and eventual successor Richard III is a controversial figure in his own right. Was he a lazy and licentious lightweight who much preferred his mistresses to his ministers and had little taste for the arduous day-to-day business of government? Or was he, rather, a wise and successful monarch who laid the foundations for over a century of Tudor rule? This documentary study by the author of Richard III in the same series, presents contemporary and near-contemporary sources for Edward IV and his reign, enabling the reader to appreciate why the king’s reputation has fluctuated so markedly, and provides an indispensable compendium for all who wish to enter the political world of Yorkist England.

About The Author

Keith Dockray was formerly a senior examiner in medieval history and early modern history at the University of Huddersfield. He has written extensively on Fifteenth Century history and appeared in numerous television documentaries including the Channel 4 'courtroom' programme Trial of Richard III.

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