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.