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Blood Roses: The Houses of Lancaster and York Before the Wars of the Roses

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In 1453, Richard, Duke of York, claimed the throne of England from his Lancastrian kinsman Henry VI, and set off a series of conflicts between rival branches of the English royal family, better known as the Wars of the Roses. Blood Roses traces the origins of this bitter rivalry all the way back to 1245 with the birth of the first Earl of Lancaster, Henry III’s younger son ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by The History Press
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I really enjoyed Blood Roses by Kathryn Warner. There was so much information about events and people leading up to the Wars of the Roses.
Every time I start researching a subject, I want to look further back before I dive into it. Usually to understand what is going on, you need to look back.

I did have a couple of issues, so I'll get that out the way.
It's not smooth with giving details of events, it does seems choppy. Kathryn Warner will be explaining about something, then add in little tidy b
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I grew up in the north of England, and hold two degrees in medieval history and literature from the University of Manchester. I have run a blog about King Edward II (reigned 1307 to 1327) since 2005, have had work published about him in the prestigious academic journal the English Historical Review and in the academic essay collection Fourteenth Century England, and have appeared talking about him ...more