The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses

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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

Blackwell North Amer
Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century these two families were locked in battle for control of the British monarchy. 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 longest and most complex in British history, profoundly altered the course of the monarchy.
Alison Weir brings brilliantly to life both the war itself and the historic figures who fought it on the great stage of England. Here are the queens who changed history through their actions - the chic, unconventional Katherine of Valois, Henry V's queen; the ruthless, social-climbing Elizabeth Wydville; and, most crucially, Margaret of Anjou, a far tougher and more powerful character than her husband, Henry VI, and a central figure in the Wars of the Roses.
Here, too, are the nobles who carried the conflict down through the generations - the Beauforts, the bastard descendants of John of Gaunt; Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, known to his contemporaries as 'the Kingmaker'; and the Yorkist King, Edward IV, a ruthless charmer who pledged his life to cause the downfall of the House of Lancaster.

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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.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine, c1995.
ISBN: 9780345391179
0345391179
Branch Call Number: 942.04 WEI
Characteristics: xvii, 462 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

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ben_rhiger
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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ben_rhiger thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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