New book by Dr. Anthony Corbet explores what modern leaders can learn from history

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“Edward IV, England’s Forgotten Warrior King” reveals lessons in leadership from Edward IV

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“Young and old leaders alike can learn from Edward IV,” Corbet says, “He led with humility, sought counsel and explored all viewpoints before making a decision.”

Italian philosopher George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Sometimes, though, repeating the past can be beneficial.

In his book, “Edward IV, England’s Forgotten Warrior King: His Life, His People, and His Legacy” (published by iUniverse), Dr. Anthony Corbet draws parallels between the historical figure and modern day leaders. Many observe that leaders today lack accountability, something Edward IV faced head on.

Edward IV was always a particular hero of mine, from the moment his legacy came up in my history class,” Corbet says.

During his reign, Edward IV put an end to corruption, fueled an economic boom and lowered taxes by running the country on his own wealth. He sought input from 100 advisors including the middle-class, non-nobles and non-magnates.

“Young and old leaders alike can learn from Edward IV,” Corbet says, “He led with humility, sought counsel and explored all viewpoints before making a decision.”

Corbet tells an intense, historical tale of one of the greatest rulers in English history. When Richard, Earl of Warwick, drove Edward IV out of the country and seized the throne, the earl manipulated England as a dictator for 6 months, until Edward IV returned with vengeance. He burned his own vessel, the Antony, on the waterline and vowed never again to be chased from England.

For more information, visit the author’s website,

“Edward IV, England’s Forgotten Warrior King”
By Dr. Anthony Corbet
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 466 pages | ISBN 9781491746349
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 466 pages | ISBN 9781491746332
E-Book | 466 pages | ISBN 9781491746356
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Growing up in Adelaide, Australia, Dr. Anthony Corbet had a passion for English history. While in high school, he won the Annie Montgomerie Martin prize for history. In 1963, Corbet graduated from the Adelaide Medical School. After training in pediatrics and neonatology in Sydney and Montreal, Corbet taught and researched at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He practiced at the Children’s Hospital in San Antonio until he retired.

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