SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) June 30, 2016
As the 100 Years War ground to an end, England groaned under the misrule of Henry VI and his Lancastrian favorites. The House of York rose in rebellion; and Parliament restored York in the line of inheritance to the throne. Parliament asked Edward, Earl of March, to be king, and the people proclaimed him Edward IV. His life and legacy are chronicled in Dr. Anthony Corbet’s “Edward IV, England’s Forgotten Warrior King: His Life, His People, and His Legacy” (published by iUniverse), for which he is launching a new marketing push.
The book includes highlights of the 10 years Edward struggled against repeated Lancastrian rebellions. He was driven from his kingdom by Richard, Earl of Warwick, but then won decisive victories at the Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury in 1471. For another 12 years, he reigned wisely with peace and prosperity as a beloved King, but then died at the age of 41. His 12-year-old son was proclaimed Edward V. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, seized the throne and put young Edward and his brother in the Tower of London, from where they never emerged again.
Corbet says he wrote the book because he loved English history in high school and college. “We must know our history, otherwise we make the same mistakes,” he adds.
“Edward IV, England’s Forgotten Warrior King”
By Dr. Anthony Corbet
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 466 pages | ISBN 9781491746349
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 466 pages | ISBN 9781491746332
E-Book | 466 pages | ISBN 9781491746356
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Dr. Anthony Corbet was born in Perth, Australia. He graduated from the Adelaide Medical School in 1963; he trained in pediatrics and neonatology at Sydney and Montreal. He held professorial and research positions at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Since 1994, Corbet has practiced at the Children’s Hospital in San Antonio. More information is available at: http://www.edwardiv.com.
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