The Last Boy King
The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.
'Edward is the Peter Pan of English monarchy. King for nearly six years, he really never grew up'
England's last boy king, Edward VI, the only son and 'precious jewel' of Henry VIII, became king at the age of nine and died wholly unexpectedly at the age of fifteen, surrounded by powerful men who hoped to use him to further their own ends. This is a poignant portrayal of an intelligent, ambitious boy attempting to come out of the shadows.