David Loades


Born
January 19, 1934

Died
April 21, 2016

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David Michael Loades was a British historian who specialised in the Tudor era. After military service in the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1955, Loades studied at the University of Cambridge. In the 1960s and 1970s he taught at the universities of St. Andrews and Durham. From 1980 until 1996 Loades was Professor of History at the University of Wales; after taking emeritus status, Loades served as Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sheffield from 1996 until 2008.

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Tudor Queens of England

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Mary Tudor: A Life

3.98 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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The Boleyns: The Rise and F...

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

3.94 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
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The Tudors for Dummies

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Jane Seymour: Henry VIII's ...

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Henry VIII

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Mary Rose: Tudor Princess, ...

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Elizabeth I

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The Tudors: History of a Dy...

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“In no issue of foreign policy could her prevarication and indecisiveness be said to have led to disastrous consequences for her country. On the international stage there was no better survivor. At home her achievement can only be judged with hindsight. A combination of good sense and longevity settled the church, and it was no fault of hers that confessional issues became so divisive forty years after her death. She gave her country pride, and set its commercial development on a course that was eventually to be spectacularly successful; for that she deserves more credit than she is usually given.”
David Loades, Elizabeth I

“Elizabeth's whole style of rule was pragmatic and free from preconceptions. It was not that she had no strategic aims, but they were broad and simple. God had entrusted her with three things: a realm to defend; a church to lead in the true way; and a people to protect, both against foreign enemies and against themselves.”
David Loades, Elizabeth I

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