David Loades was Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales and an Honorary Member of the University of Oxford, History Faculty. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Vice-President of the Navy Record Society and former President of the Ecclesiastical History Society. He was the author of over thirty books on the sixteenth century, specializing in the Tudors. Sadly he has passed away.
`David Loades brings a lifetime's experience to this new study, which is fresh, fair, lucid and a pleasure to read' -- Hilary Mantel
`Fluent, learned and perceptive' -- Dr Paul Cavill, University of Cambridge