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The Wars of the Roses: Military activity and English society, 1452-97

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This bitter struggle for the Crown of England took all the last half of the fifteenth century, embroiling father, son and grandson. Yet its major battles rarely lasted eight hours. The longest campaigns, only a few weeks. The heartbreak was that neither side would call it quits. They just kept on slugging and killing each other. So how did they keep it going, those Kings ...more
Unknown Binding, 294 pages
Published May 10th 1996 by Barnes & Noble (first published July 1981)
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If you're interested in good coverage of the military aspects of the wars of the roses, this book gives pretty good coverage of battles, casualties, and results in its first two thirds and of the physical realities of the wars (equipment, supply, etc.) in the last third. It's a little dry, but it's well researched fills in the blanks left unexplored by Alison Weir's "The Wars of the Roses".
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Anthony Goodman (born 1936) is an English professor emeritus of medieval and renaissance studies at the University of Edinburgh. His main field of interest is late medieval England, and he has published books on subjects such as John of Gaunt and the Wars of the Roses.

See also Anthony A. Goodman for the author of The Shadow of God
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