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The Wars of the Roses By A.J. Pollard

The Wars of the Roses
by A.J. Pollard

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For this revised edition of his standard work, A.J. Pollard has incorporated new research and consideration of the debates which have emerged since The Wars of the Roses was first published in 1988. These include the new stress on 'constitutional' history, intensified dispute about the origins of the wars and re-evaluations of key personalities.
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The Wars of the Roses by A.J. Pollard

The civil wars of the first half of the fifteenth century still stand in the popular imagination as the period of greatest anarchy in English history. While historians have long taken a more measured view, controversy still surrounds their interpretation. In this revised edition of his revaluation of the Wars of the Roses, A. J. Pollard has incorporated into the text the product of new research and consideration of the debates which have emerged since the book was first published in 1988. These include the new stress on 'constitutional' history, intensified dispute about the origins of the wars, and recent reinterpretations of the careers of some of the principal personalities. In a topic which has become more contested in the last decade of the twentieth century, this introduction offers a succinct narrative, a review of the historiography and an overview of the problems of interpretation of the character, causes, impact and consequences of the wars which periodically disrupted England between 1459 and 1487.

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The Wars of the Roses Reviews


'A stimulating summary which brings the subject up to date. Clear and level-headed approach.' - Mr G.C.F. Forster, University of Leeds

About A.J. Pollard


A. J. POLLARD is Professor of History at the University of Teesside.

Table of Contents


Preface Preface to Revised Edition Maps and Tables Introduction The Wars in History The Course of the Wars The Causes of the Wars The Impact of the Wars Aftermath of the Wars The European Context of the Wars Conclusion References Select Bibliography Glossary Index

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GOR004698375
The Wars of the Roses by A.J. Pollard
A.J. Pollard
British History in Perspective
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2000-12-20
160
0333658221
9780333658222
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