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Charles Ross (1) (1924–1986)

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Charles Ross (1) has been aliased into Charles Derek Ross.

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Ross, Charles Derek
Syntymäaika
1924
Kuolinaika
1986
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Koulutus
Brasenose College, Oxford
Ammatit
historian
university professor

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A devastating battle resulted in his father and younger brother dead leading to him taking up his family’s claim to the throne of England and he took it. Charles Ross’ Edward IV is the first modern biography of the first Yorkist king.

Ross essentially divided this biography into three parts, one for each of Edward’s reigns and how Edward governed over the course of his time on the throne. Edward’s reputation over the centuries was either a strong warrior-king or a lazy, debauched ruler who partied himself into an early grave depend on who was reviewing him; Ross revealed that both opinions were true as Edward was a charismatic individual who inspired men to fight for him but coming to the throne at such a young age made him enjoy it. Ross’ lively writing describing Edward’s reigns stood in stark contrast to his writing of Edward’s governance which was dry and at times snooze-inducing, while I understood Ross’ decision to compare various economic or law-and-order issues from both reigns it might have been better to mix the governance in with the happenings of the reigns.

Edward IV looks at the man who founded a dynasty that lasted only two years past his death but began laying down the foundations that the Tudors would use to transform England especially his famous grandson, Henry.
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mattries37315 | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 29, 2021 |
Being surely the definitive account of the reign of England's fourth Edward. His reign had several interesting and rather unique aspects: he spent many years on the throne with his predecessor still alive and in the country, he was deposed and reclaimed the throne, and he was the only English monarch since 1066 to die on the throne with a living son and not be succeeded by said son. As for the book, it's outstanding history which is reasonably readable but hardly a page-turner; wars and politics in medieval England can be made interesting, crown finances and trade statistics, not so much. And, like almost all medieval histories, the book could use a glossary.… (lisätietoja)
 
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