Monarchs of the Renaissance

The Lives and Reigns of 42 European Kings and Queens

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About the Book

During the Renaissance, the monarchy became the dominant ruling power in Europe. It was an era of formidable kings and queens who crushed the feudal rights of their nobles, defended the Catholic Church against the encroachments of Protestantism, fought self-aggrandizing wars and were great patrons of art, architecture, literature and music. This work chronicles the lives and reigns of the 42 monarchs in England, Scotland, France, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire between 1400 and 1600, presenting in the context of their era their personalities, accomplishments and failures.

About the Author(s)

Philip J. Potter is the author of several other books and lives in Hoschton, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Philip J. Potter
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 364
Bibliographic Info: tables, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6806-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9103-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

PART I: RENAISSANCE MONARCHS OF ENGLAND      3

Genealogical Tables      4–5

Overview      6

Henry IV      7

Henry V      15

Henry VI      25

Edward IV      35

Edward V      43

Richard III      48

Henry VII      57

Henry VIII      65

Edward VI      77

Mary I      85

Elizabeth I      94

PART II: RENAISSANCE MONARCHS OF SCOTLAND      107

Genealogical Table      108

Overview      109

Robert III      110

James I      116

James II      122

James III      127

James IV      133

James V      139

Mary I      147

James VI (I of England)      154

PART III: RENAISSANCE MONARCHS OF FRANCE      163

Genealogical Tables      164–165

Overview      166

Charles VI      167

Charles VII      173

Louis XI      180

Charles VIII      190

Louis XII      196

Francis I      206

Henry II      216

Francis II      222

Charles IX      224

Henry III      230

PART IV: RENAISSANCE MONARCHS OF SPAIN      237

Genealogical Table      238

Overview      239

John II      239

Henry IV      245

Isabella      254

Joanna      264

Charles I (V of Holy Roman Empire)      274

Philip II      280

PART V: RENAISSANCE EMPERORS OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE      295

Genealogical Tables      296

Overview      297

Sigismund      297

Albert II      305

Frederick III      308

Maximilian I      314

Charles V (I of Spain)      323

Ferdinand I      331

Maximilian II      337

Rudolf II      344

Bibliography      349

Index      353