The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses

Book - 1995
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Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the English throne. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names were ruined while rising dynasties seized power and lands. The war between the royal houses of Lancaster and York, the most complex in English history, profoundly altered the course of the monarchy. Alison Weir, one of the foremost authorities on British history, brings brilliantly to life both the war itself and the larger-tha-life figures who fought it on the great stage of England. The Wars of the Roses is history at its very best—swift and compelling, rich in character, pageantry, and drama, and vivid in its re-creation of an astonishing period of history.

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the struggles of the Lancaster and York families to control the British monarchy, while offering profiles of such figures as Katherine of Valois, Elizabeth Wydville, and Margaret of Anjou

& Taylor

The author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII presents a fictional chronicle of the chaotic, fifteenth-century wars between the English dynasties of Lancaster and York, offering a compelling portrait of the figures involved. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1995
ISBN: 9780345391179
Characteristics: 462 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm


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Aug 12, 2013

A pretty good and engaging overview of the 15th century English conflict between the houses of York and Lancaster. This one focuses on the people and less on the social/economic context. If you want to know who was doing what during the Wars of the Roses, and get an idea of their motivations and personalities, this is the perfect book for you.


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