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Edward VI: The Lost King of England by Christopher Skidmore. Biography. Edward VI, son of Henry VIII, was a boy king in a court where treachery was rife. He kept a secret diary, written partly in Greek.

The Boy King: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch. This lavishly illustrated book underlines the significance of Edward's turbulent and neglected reign, taking a fresh look at young king's life and beliefs, and the ruthless politicians who jostled for power around him.

England's Boy King by Edward VI, edited by Jonathan North. Throughout his short reign, King Edward VI kept a detailed diary recounting events in his kingdom. It is a record of Tudor England through the eyes of its monarch.

The Life and Raigne of King Edward the Sixth by John Hayward, edited by Barrett L. Beer. This history of Edward's reign was first published in the 17th century.

Edward VI by Jennifer Loach. A modern biography of the young king.

Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI by Stephen Alford. Explores Edward's remarkably stable reign, and how the Edwardian idea of what it was to be a monarch dominated later Tudor politics.

The King's Council in the Reign of Edward VI by D. E. Hoak. The membership, business and procedure of the privy council during the minority of Henry VIII's son, King Edward VI.

The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir. A cohesive and impeccably researched book about Edward VI, Jane Grey, Mary I and Elizabeth I. This is exciting history and fascinating reading. (This review © Amazon.com.)

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Fiction

The Tudor Secret by C. W. Gortner. A young man in the court of King Edward VI investigates a dark plot surrounding the young king's disappearance.

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. A classic novel, set during the reign of Henry VIII, in which Edward switches places with a look-alike peasant boy. Provides an entertaining picture of the times.

The Prince and the Pauper. 1937 movie adaptation of Twain's novel on DVD. Errol Flynn plays the man who rescues the boys. Formatted for North American audiences.

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