Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

Author: John A. Wagner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851093583

Category: History

Page: 367

View: 8569


This authoritative A–Z encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses provides accurate and concise descriptions of the major battles and events and the principal historical figures and issues involved. * More than 275 entries and over 40 illustrations * A map of the Wars of the Roses battle sites * Guide to related topics, chronology, and genealogies * Table showing the involvement of the higher peerage in the Wars of the Roses * List of Popes and English church leaders in the 15th century * List of selected websites for 15th century topics

Lancaster and York

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 462

View: 6861


A riveting account of the Wars of the Roses, focusing on the human side of the story. The war between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England was characterized by treachery, deceit and, at St. Albans, Blore Hill and Towton, some of the bloodiest and most dramatic battles on England’s soil. Between 1455 and 1487, the royal coffers were bankrupted and the conflict resulted in the downfall of the House of Lancaster and the House of York, and the emergence of the illustrious Tudor dynasty. Alison Weir’s lucid and gripping account focuses on the human side of history, on the people and personalities involved in the conflict. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos; Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York and Henry’s rival; and most important of all, Margaret of Anjou, Henry’s wife who took up arms in her husband’s cause and battled for many years in a violent man’s world.

The Hollow Crown

Author: Dan Jones

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057128809X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9460


'The Hollow Crown is exhilarating, epic, blood-and-roses history . . . Jones's material is thrilling . . . There is fine scholarly intuition on display here and a mastery of the grand narrative; it is a supremely skilful piece of storytelling.' Sunday Telegraph The fifteenth century saw the crown of England change hands seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. The Hollow Crown completes Dan Jones' epic history of medieval England, and describes how the Plantagenets tore themselves apart to be finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in British history were thrown together in these turbulent times: Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule at home marked the high point of the medieval monarchy; Edward IV, who was handed his crown by the scheming soldier Warwick the Kingmaker, before their alliance collapsed into a fight to the death; and the last Plantagenet, Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Finally, the Tudors arrived - but even their rule was only made certain in the 1520s, when Henry VIII ruthlessly hunted down his family's last remaining enemies. In the midst this tumult, chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived and the Renaissance began to flourish. With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 men died in a single morning, and the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which Richard III was hacked down, this is the real story behind Shakespeare's famous history plays.

The Wars of the Roses

Author: John Ashdown-Hill

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445645327

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 791


John Ashdown-Hill, whose research was instrumental in the discovery of Richard III’s remains, offers a meticulous and engaging insight into the famous Wars of the Roses.

The Wars of the Roses

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 462

View: 9631


The author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII 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.

The Wars of the Roses

Author: William W. Lace

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781560064190

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4193


Recounts the origins of the quarrel within the English royal family called the Wars of the Roses, the rise and fall and rise again of Lancaster and York, the deaths of the Princes in the Tower, and how Henry Tudor became king, and discusses the effect ofthe war on English history

The Wars of the Roses

Author: Christine Carpenter,Christine Carpenter, Ba Ma Dippt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521318747

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 3264


This book presents a truly coherent account of the Wars of the Roses.

The Wars of the Roses

Author: Michael Hicks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147281018X

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 6669


The Wars of the Roses raged from 1455 to 1485 - the longest period of civil war in English history. They barely affected the daily routine of the civilian population, yet for the leaders of the opposing houses of York and Lancaster, the wars were devastating. First hand accounts reveal how the lives of their women and children were blighted during three decades of war, as many of their male relatives met with violent deaths. This book examines in detail the causes, course and results of each of the main wars and concludes with a fascinating insight into why the wars ended so abruptly.

The Wars of the Roses

Author: Michael A. Hicks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 7789


The Wars of the Roses (1455–85) were a major turning point in English history. But the underlying causes for the successive upheavals have been hotly contested by historians ever since. In this original and stimulating new synthesis, distinguished historian Michael Hicks examines the difficult economic, military, and financial crises and explains, for the first time, the real reasons why the Wars of the Roses began, why they kept recurring, and why, eventually, they ceased. Alongside fresh assessments of key personalities, Hicks sheds new light on the significance of the involvement of the people in politics, the intervention of foreign powers in English affairs, and a fifteenth-century credit crunch. Combining a meticulous dissection of competing dynamics with a clear account of the course of events, this is a definitive and indispensable history of a compelling, complex period.