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This book is essentially a sudy in the power-politics of late medieval England. (Preface)
Edward of York was born on April 1442 at Rouen in Normandy, the headquaters of his father, Richard, Duke of York, then serving as Henry VI's lieutenant-general in France. (main text)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0520027817, Hardcover)

In his own time Edward IV was seen as an able and successful king who rescued England from the miseries of civil war and provided the country with firm, judicious, and popular government. The prejudices of later historians diminished this high reputation, until recent research confirmed Edward as a ruler of substantial achievement, whose methods and policies formed the foundation of early Tudor government.
 
This classic study by Charles Ross places the reign firmly in the context of late medieval power politics, analyzing the methods by which a usurper sought to retain his throne and reassert the power of a monarchy seriously weakened by the feeble rule of Henry VI. Edward's relations with the politically active classes—the merchants, gentry, and nobility—form a major theme, and against this background Ross provides an evaluation of the many innovations in government on which the king's achievement rests.

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In his own time Edward IV was seen as an able and successful king who rescued England from the miseries of civil war and provided the country with firm, judicious, and popular government. The prejudices of later historians diminished this high reputation, until recent research confirmed Edward as a ruler of substantial achievement, whose methods and policies formed the foundation of early Tudor government.   This classic study by Charles Ross places the reign firmly in the context of late medieval power politics, analyzing the methods by which a usurper sought to retain his throne and reassert the power of a monarchy seriously weakened by the feeble rule of Henry VI. Edward's relations with the politically active classes--the merchants, gentry, and nobility--form a major theme, and against this background Ross provides an evaluation of the many innovations in government on which the king's achievement rests.

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Yale University Press

2 editions of this book were published by Yale University Press.

Editions: 0300073720, 0300073712

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