The Wars of the Roses (Essential Histories #54)
The Wars of the Roses (145585) were a major turning point in English history. But the underlying causes for the successive upheavals have been hotly contested by historians ever since. In this original and stimulating new synthesis, distinguished historian Michael Hicks examines the difficult economic, military, and financial crises and explains, for the first time, the r...more
Were the wars until 1460 truly a dynastic struggle? Contemporaries did not think so, and until this time, Hicks shows the Yorkist faction stated that their main aim was political reform...more
I don't fully know the conventional thinking on this war so the details on the challenge were hard to digest. I wanted to learn about the war --- and I did --- but there were narrative and organizational problems made it more difficult than it should have been.
One problem is...more
Michael Hicks (born 1948) is an English historian, specialising on the history of late medieval England, in particular the Wars of the Roses. Hicks studied with C. A. J. Armstrong and Charles Ross while a student at the University of Bristol. He is today Professor of Mediev...more