King Edward the Who?

My latest for the Rebel: It’s odd that even I struggle to remember Edward IV. He was an outstanding military leader who apparently won the Wars of the Roses in 1471, rooted out corruption and was a good administrator whose worst fault was marrying for love not political gain. Yet when he died suddenly in 1483 he left no legacy or dynasty but instead renewed civil war won by the scary Tudors. He teaches us that too often the good rulers do is interred with their bones. Since we know the evil generally lingers on, let’s keep the state small and not put much hope in politics.

The audio-only version is available here: [podcast title="Rebel audio, April 14"][/podcast]


History, PodcastJohn Robson