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Arthurian myths and alchemy : the kingship of Edward IV

Author: Jonathan Hughes
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book places Edward's reign in a scientific and cultural milieu for the first time, vividly bringing to light the world of the medieval alchemist, transmuting the dull antimony of previous political studies to shining gold. In a ground-breaking study the author explores one of the most neglected late medieval kings, providing essential reading not only for late medieval and fifteenth-century historians, but for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hughes, Jonathan, 1952-
Arthurian myths and alchemy.
Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton, 2002
(OCoLC)606862023
Named Person: Edward, King of England; Thomas Malory, Sir; Edward, King of England; König IV ) Eduard (England; Artus.; Edward, King of England.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Hughes
ISBN: 0750919949 9780750919944
OCLC Number: 48154322
Description: xiii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Michael K. Jones --
1. Introduction: The Image of Edward IV --
2. The Legacy of Henry V: Myths of Antiquity and the House of York --
3. The Legacy of Henry VI: The Fisher King --
4. The Alchemy of Kingship: The Emergence of Edward IV --
5. The Redeemer of Great Britain: Edward IV, the King of Myth and Prophecy --
6. The Rise of Camelot --
7. The Disintegration of Camelot --
8. The Rebirth of the King --
9. Ancient Rome and the Cultural Foundations of Edward's Second Reign --
10. The Death of the King --
11. Conclusion: The Legacy of Edward IV --
App. I. Alchemical Texts and Images of the Fifteenth Century --
App. II. Glossary of Alchemical Terms --
App. III. Genealogy of Edward IV from a Yorkist Perspective.
Other Titles: Kingship of Edward IV
Responsibility: Jonathan Hughes.

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This is a controversial study of the life of one of the most charismatic and neglected late medieval kings. It reveals that Edward was just as complicated as his younger brother Richard III.  Read more...

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