The Wars of the Roses in 100 Facts

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Amberley Publishing Limited, 15 aug. 2017 - 192 pagina's
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The Wars of the Roses were a series of brutal conflicts between rival branches of the Plantagenet family – the Lancastrians and the Yorkists. The wars were fought between the descendants of Edward III and are believed to stem from the deposition of the unpopular Richard II by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, who became Henry IV. The wars were thought to have been fought between 1455 and 1487, and they saw many kings rise and fall as their supporters fought for their right to rule. The Wars of the Roses in 100 Facts covers this dangerous and exciting period of political change, guiding us through the key events, such as the individual battles, and the key personalities, such as Richard, Duke of York, and the Earl of Warwick, known as 'the Kingmaker'. Matthew Lewis takes us on a tour through the Wars of the Roses, fact by fact, in easy-to-read, bite-size chunks. He examines some of the most important aspects of this period, from the outbreak of the conflict at the First Battle of St Albans, to Henry VI's insanity, and the character of Richard III and his final defeat at the hands of Henry Tudor.
 

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Thomas Young Paid the Price for Asking About the Succession
1
Blackheath Presented Henry VI with the Opportunity to Avoid Trouble
3
The Most Expensive Medieval Jewel in England Was the Price of Failure
5
Lancaster Versus York Wasnt the Only Feud in England
6
Henry VI Suffered Bouts of Mental Illness
8
The Paston Letters Reveal Medieval Misogyny in Government
10
The Duke of Yorks First Protectorate Was an Inclusive Government
12
The First Battle of St Albans Was Not a Dynastic Dispute
14
A Papal Legate Played a Key Role in the Yorkist Victories
34
The Duke of York Claimed the Throne to Stunned Silence
35
An Argument for the Crown Saw the First Recorded Use of the Plantagenet Name
36
The Act of Settlement Was Doomed to Fail
37
Scottish Support Demonstrated Queen Margarets Failure to Understand England
38
The Duke of Yorks Head Was Displayed on Micklegate Bar in York
39
A Weather Phenomenon Helped Decide the Battle of Mortimers Cross
40
An Old Lady Reportedly Cared for Owen Tudors Decapitated Head
41

The Daring Earl of Warwick Broke the Deadlock at the First Battle of St Albans
16
James Butler Earl of Wiltshire Was Too Handsome to Fight
18
The PercyNeville Feud Was Escalated at the First Battle of St Albans
19
King Henry Could Have Died at the First Battle of St Albans
20
A Fortune Teller Had Warned the Duke of Somerset of How He Would
21
It Is Not Clear That Henry VI Was Ill During the Second Protectorate
22
Henry VI Summoned a Great Council to Resolve the Disputes in England
23
Henry VI Paraded His Peace on a Love
24
The Peace Was Broken at Blore Heath With the Help of a Friar and a Cannon
25
The First Recorded Gathering of the Sons of York Was at Ludlow In 1459
26
There Was No Battle at the Battle of Ludford Bridge
27
The Parliament of Devils Made the Civil War a Dynastic Struggle
28
Thomas Lord Stanley Had a Lucky Escape in 1459
29
A Raid on Sandwich Led to an Awkward First Meeting of Future Family
30
Lord Scales Used Wildfire Against the People of London
31
The Battle of Northampton Was the Last of the Wars of the Roses Preceded by Negotiations
32
A Defection Cost the King the Battle of Northampton
33
A Butcher Hanged Himself in the Face of Attacks by Scottish Soldiers
42
Andrew Trollope Helped Defeat the Earl of Warwick Despite Being Incapacitated
43
The Prince of Wales Ordered the Execution of Two Old Knights
44
London Closed Its Gates to the King and Queen of England
45
The Flower of Craven Were Destroyed at the Battle of Ferrybridge
46
The Battle of Towton Was the Largest Ever Seen On English Soil
47
Edward IV Ruined a Chance to End the Wars of the Roses
49
Elizabeth Woodville Was Not Really a Commoner of No Standing
50
Two Small Battles Interrupted Almost a Decade of Peace
52
Anthony Woodville Took Part in the Most Famous Tournament of the
53
Warwick Had His Daughter Married to the Kings Brother Against Edwards Will
55
Edward Sealed Neville Opposition by Dispossessing John Neville
56
Robin Hood Inspired Northern Uprisings That Marked a New Beginning of Trouble in England
58
The Earl of Warwick Took Edward IV Prisoner
60
A Squabble Over Billeting Helped Lose the Battle of Edgecote Moor
61
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Matthew Lewis is an author and historian with particular interest in the medieval period. His books include a history of the Wars of the Roses, a biography of Richard, 3rd Duke of York, and two novels of historical fiction telling the life of King Richard III and the aftermath of the Battle of Bosworth. He also writes a history blog, sharing thoughts and snippets. He can be found on Twitter @MattLewisAuthor.

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