A story of a boy born to absolute powers, whose own writings and letters offer a picture of a life full of promise, but tragically cut short. This is not only a story of bloodthirsty power struggles, but also of how the Church moved far along protestant lines.
Chris Skidmore was born in Bristol in 1981. Educated at Bristol Grammar School and Christ Church, Oxford, he was a St Cyre's and Dixon Scholar and President of the Oxford University Historical Society. He graduated in 2002 with a double first and was awarded the Gibbs Prize. He is currently studying for a Doctorate investigating the role of the nobility in Tudor politics and is a convenor of a graduate seminar at Oxford into the culture and politics of Tudor society. He has worked in journalism and was research assistant to Robert Lacey for his Great Tales of English History series. He has recently been appointed Adviser to David Willetts MP, Shadow Secretary for Education.
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