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War of the Roses By Robin Neillands

War of the Roses
by Robin Neillands

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A history of England's civil war fought between the royal houses of York and Lancaster. Chapters cover the causes of the war and the various battles together with figures such as the Princes in the Tower, Richard III and other notable players.
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War of the Roses by Robin Neillands

The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that 30-year period of strife and bloodshed saw the collapse of the great Plantagenet dynasty, rulers of all England and much of France for over 300 years, and the rise of the Tudors, destined to dominate English political life during the next century. All the characters are here: Henry V and his luckless son, Henry VI, together with his unfortunate uncles, John of Bedford and Humphrey of Gloucester, not to mention the notorious Richard III and his nephews - The Princes in the Tower.

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Table of Contents

The causes of the War 1399-1422; the state of the realm 1442-1437; the fall of Suffolk 1440-1450; rebellions 1450-1453; the outbreak of war 1453-1455; the rise of York 1455-1460; a year of battles 1460-1461; Edward and Warwick 1460-1461; the rise of the Woodvilles 1465-1470; Warwick's rebellion 1470-1471; the end of Lancaster 1471; the end of Clarence 1471-1478; Edward and Richard 1478-1483; long live Richard III 1483; the Princes in the Tower; the end of King Richard.

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War of the Roses by Robin Neillands
Robin Neillands
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