Jennifer Loach was a Research Fellow, Somerville College, Oxford (1969-73), Lecturer (1970-73), and Tutorial Fellow (1974-95); and a Lecturer at Corpus Christi College, 1973-80. In 1968, she married Alan Loach, and the couple had one son and one daughter. She was a severe critic of work which rested on insecure evidence, however brilliant its exposition. She took pride in her mastery of traditional and austere historical skills and in showing how they could still transform the historical scene.When Jennifer Loach died in 1995, she left the uncompleted manuscript of Edward VI. As a generous act, the book has been brought to publication by George Bernard and Penry Williams, both eminent Tudor historians.