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The wars of the roses : the bloody struggle for England's throne

By: Bicheno, Hugh

1789544726 / 9781789544725
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20 cm xlviii, 776 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map
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Contents: Battle royal. Previous edition: 2015 -- Blood royal. Previous edition: 2016.

THE REAL GAME OF THRONES... The Wars of the Roses were a prolonged brawl over an inheritance by a deeply dysfunctional extended family.

The inheritance in question was the throne of England; the story is one of unbridled ambition and murderous treachery.

From the 1450s, when the mentally unstable Henry VI struggled to control the violent feuding of his magnates, through the rise and fall of Richard of York, to the chaos and bloodshed of the 1470s which followed Edward IV's accession and his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, this is a saga of ambition, intrigue and bloodshed.

Charting a clear course through the dynastic and factional minefield of the era, and offering an authoritative analysis of the battles that ensued, Hugh Bicheno's The Wars of the Roses is a compelling one-volume account of England longest and bloodiest civil war.


1DBKE England, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, HBW Military history

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