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The Resource A short history of the Wars of the Roses, David Grummitt

A short history of the Wars of the Roses, David Grummitt

Label
A short history of the Wars of the Roses
Title
A short history of the Wars of the Roses
Statement of responsibility
David Grummitt
Title variation
Wars of the Roses
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Wars of the Roses (c. 1450-85) are renowned as an infamously savage and tangled slice of English history. A bloody thirty-year struggle between the dynastic houses of Lancaster and York, they embraced localised vendetta (such as the bitter northern feud between the Percies and Nevilles) as well as the formal clash of royalist and rebel armies at St Albans, Ludford Bridge, Mortimer's Cross, Towton, Tewkesbury and finally Bosworth, when the usurping Yorkist king Richard was crushed by Henry Tudor. Powerful personalities dominate the period: the charismatic and enigmatic Richard III, immortalized by Shakespeare; the slippery Warwick, 'the kingmaker', who finally over-reached ambition to be cut down at the battle of Barnet; and guileful women like Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret of Anjou, who for a time ruled the kingdom in her husband's stead. David Grummitt places the violent events of this complex time in the wider context of fifteenth-century kingship and the development of English political culture. Never losing sight of the traumatic impact of war on the lives of those who either fought in or were touched by battle, this captivating new history will make compelling reading for students of the late medieval period and Tudor England, as well as for general readers
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grummitt, David
Dewey number
942.04
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
I.B.Tauris short histories
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Great Britain
Target audience
general
Label
A short history of the Wars of the Roses, David Grummitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050137858
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 212 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848858756
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
geneal. tables.
Label
A short history of the Wars of the Roses, David Grummitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050137858
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 212 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848858756
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
geneal. tables.

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