Jennifer Loach (whose work has been edited by George Bernard and Penry Williams) goes back to the original sources to show that, despite his image as a pious sickly child, Edward VI was very much his father's son.
Has our image of Henry VIII's elder daughter as 'Bloody Mary', burning Protestants and unhappily married to Philip of Spain, clouded our assessment of how close she came to restoring the old religion? Jennifer Loach offers a provocative reinterpretation.
Humanism, Politics and Reform, 1500-1550
- Henry VIII and the English Nobility
Helen Miller. 296pp. (Basil Blackwell, 1986)