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The Wars of the Roses By John Gillingham

The Wars of the Roses
by John Gillingham

A dazzling account of peace and conflict in 15th Century England which emphasises the military over the political history of the Wars of the Roses.
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Frequently remembered as a period of military history which both saw the French beat the English and then the English fight amongst themselves, traditional military historians have tended to pass over the period hastily, regarding it as an episode that wrecked England's military greatness. John Gillingham's highly readable history separates the myth from the reality. He argues that, paradoxically, the Wars of the Roses demonstrate how peaceful England in fact was. From the accession of the infant Henry VI to the thrones of England and France in 1422 to the accession of Henry VII following the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, Gillingham uses his gift for graphic description (particularly with his exciting account of the 1471 campaign) to great effect. He is also good at placing the warfare within its European context, especially in showing the problems encountered in conducting a civil war within a normally peaceful country.

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Sku
GOR002378602
Title
The Wars of the Roses
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
1842122746
ISBN 13
9781842122747
Prizes
N/A
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