Edward IV

Author(s): 
Ross, Charles
ISBN: 
0300073720
Date published: 
January 1997
Paperback
Price: 
£13.95
Pages: 
504

(with a new foreword by Ralph A. Griffiths) This classic study places Edward's reign firmly in the context of late-medieval power politics, analysing the methods by which a usurper sought to retain his throne and re-assert 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.