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Lancaster And York - The Wars of the Roses

  • Pocket

  • 2009

  • Engelsk

A lucid, gripping account of the human side of one of the bloodiest chapters of British history.
The war between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England was characterised by treachery, deceit and - at St Albans, Blore Hill and Towton, - some of the goriest and most dramatic battles on England''s soil. Between 1455 and 1487 the royal coffers were bankrupted, and the conflict resulted in the downfall of the houses of Lancaster and York and the emergence of the illustrious Tudor dynasty.
Alison Weir''s account focuses on the people and personalities involved in the conflict. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York and Henry''s rival, and most important of all, Margaret of Anjou, Henry''s wife who took up her arms in her husband''s cause and battled for many years in a violent man''s world.
''A joy to read'' Economist

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