The Wars of the Roses PDF á Wars of the PDF ✓

The Wars of the Roses PDF á Wars of the  PDF ✓ The Wars of the Roses call to mind bloody battles, treachery and deceit, and a cast of characters known to us through fact and fiction Edward IV, Elizabeth Woodville, Richard III, Warwick the Kingmaker, the Princes in the Tower, Henry Tudor But the whole era also creates a level of bewilderment among even keen readers John Ashdown Hill gets right to the heart of a thorny subject, dispelling the myths and bringing clarity to a topic often shrouded in confusionBetweenand , a series of dynastic wars for the throne of England were fought These have become known as the Wars of the Roses But there never was a red rose of Lancaster This book sets the record straight on this and many other points, getting behind the traditional mythology and reaching right back into the origins of the conflict to cut an admirably clear path through the thicket


10 thoughts on “The Wars of the Roses

  1. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    I mostly enjoy the works of the late John Ashdown Hill RIP , and all we history lovers have cause to be grateful for his magnificent research regarding the discovery of Richard III s remains I do wish, though, that he d been able to rein in his own biases a bit He decided that Edmund Tudor, father of Henry VII, might in fact have been the son of Edmund Beaufort d 1455, earl of Dorset and duke of Somerset , and ther


  2. Rich Stone Rich Stone says:

    This was a difficult book to rate I could have gone three stars or four.On the positive side the discussion of the family trees was among the most lucid I ve read and the author points out some interesting relationships that most other authors do not emphasize Further, the narrative through the various battles is crisp and concise.On the negative side, a large portion of the book is dedicated to events after Bosworth in 14


  3. Mrs. C. Mrs. C. says:

    A whole new way of looking at the conflict


  4. Kieran O& Kieran O& says:

    A fantastic read


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