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The Wars of the Roses were a series of brutal conflicts between rival branches of the Plantagenet family – the Lancastrians and the Yorkists. The wars were fought between the descendants of Edward III and are believed to stem from the deposition of the unpopular Richard II by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, who became Henry IV. The wars were thought to have been fought betw ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 15th 2017 by Amberley Publishing
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Sarah Bryson
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great little book that covers all the important (and interesting) facts surrounding the Wars of the Roses.
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The ‘Wars of the Roses’ were a series of battles fought between the House of Lancaster & the House of York in order to control the throne of England.
Author Matthew Lewis takes us through a journey of 100 ‘bite-size’ facts including a number of interesting facts on the ‘run-up’ to the Wars of the Roses and also how things could have turned out so differently. There are tales of bloodshed battles, bravery, allegiance (including switching sides!), deceit & murder. We learn more about the significan
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Interesting and will be a nice reference. All the pertinent details one would need to know when trying to sort out the War of the Roses.
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Matthew Lewis is the author of histories and historical fiction novels about Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. The medieval period is a particular passion of Matthew’s, a passion he hopes to share through his blog. He is dedicated to teaching and discussing this period, operating two history podcasts and providing bite-sized facts to his Twitter and Facebook following.

Lewis has degree in Law
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