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The Wars of the Roses by Anthony Cheetham

The Wars of the Roses

by Anthony Cheetham

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An excellent resource for the chaos surrounding Lancaster vs. York. Each ruler is profiled in turn, with beautiful contemporary color illustrations, maps and illuminations. This book will either impell you to read more histories of the period, or will (as it did for me) help organize what you already know. I've read numerous accounts and biographies from this time period, and this was a good book to marshal it all into one coherent timeline. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
This is a concise history of the kings who ruled during the Wars of the Roses up to the time of the reign of the House of Tudor. It clarifies which kings were from which house and how they were all interrelated. It also gives a summary of the good and bad characteristics of the person and the reign of each king. It was easy to read and very enlightening.
  nolak | Jul 23, 2009 |
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The period known as the Wars of the Roses takes its name from the battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: the red rose being the emblem of the House of Lancaster, the white the House of York.
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From Henry IV, the first Lancastrian king, to Richard III, The Wars of the Roses follows the history of the kings of the houses of Lancaster and York who shaped this tumultuous period of English history. Anthony Cheetham provides insight into the politics, society, and economy of this time, and above all, he conveys the personal histories and characters of its rulers.
About the series A Royal History of England:
From the beginning of monarchical power in Norman times to the present queen, the British royal family has experienced many scandals, triumphs, and changes in public image, but few of their reigns can be described as uneventful. With contributions by specialist authors and contemporary illustrations of royal heraldry and coats of arms, Antonia Fraser has edited a definitive and entertaining history of one of the most powerful monarchies in the world.

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