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We all know the story of Henry VIII, the man who created a religious schism for the sake of divorce. A man so desperate for a son he had six wives. Henry VIII had only one son in his life, Edward VI, and this is his story...
Two months into his ninth year, Edward ascended to the throne of England. He was the last male of the House of Tudor and died, under somewhat dubious circumstances, at the young age of fifteen. Was it poison that killed Edward, or was it tuberculosis? Was Edward’s half-sister, Bloody Mary, the murderer?
In The Murder of Edward VI, readers follow castle intrigue through the eyes of Richard Barton, a fictional protagonist who takes part in the events of the period. What starts as a story of King Henry’s desperate efforts to obtain a healthy male heir ends in murders.
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David Snow is open to book signings (virtual or in-person, when safe) in Salt Lake City and is available to work with bloggers and schools for interviews and talks.
About the Author
David Snow has been teaching history for fifty years. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University and did his Doctoral studies at Michigan State University, where his focus was English-Spanish diplomacy during the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547). His Master’s thesis, “The diplomatic courier during the reign of Henry VIII,” was published in 1968.
Mr. Snow has been married to the same woman for fifty-four years; has six children, twenty-four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. His hobbies include gardening, classical music, and chasing grandchildren.