Download e-book for iPad: A glimpse of... the Wars of the Roses by Matthew Lewis

By Matthew Lewis

The Wars of the Roses ruled the second one 1/2 the 15th century in England, however the roots of the clash lay farther again in time. households will be torn aside as kings have been deposed and native squabbles settled on a countrywide scale. This ebook deals a quick review of the most important personalities and occasions that drove and formed England in this civil battle. starting with Edward III the wars are traced as pink Rose and White Rose fought for dominance within the backyard of britain. strains have been drawn and facets selected. This was once no flower backyard. This was once battle.

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Directly below were the nobility, ranked by title, Duke being the senior followed by Earl, Marquis, Viscount and the emerging gentry titled Lord. The general populace owed allegiance to their Lord, usually the noble who owned the land on which they lived. When called upon to do so, they were required to give service to their lord on the battlefield. They would have possessed little choice in the matter; it was not a question of whether they agreed with their Lord's cause, merely a question of keeping a roof over their family's heads.

Isolated from his army, York was forced to lead the procession back into London as though he were a prisoner. He swore an oath of allegiance to Henry and promised never again to rise against the king's person with an armed force. Suitably cowed, he was released, withdrawing to Ludlow and effective exile from court once again. To add to Henry's mounting optimism, after 7 years of marriage, his wife Margaret was pregnant. It seemed that uncertainty over the succession may be resolving itself favourably.

Warwick seethed and dug in at Cardiff castle. Somerset set about evicting him. Henry left London, heading for Dorset to settle the matter in person. Near Salisbury, at the royal hunting lodge at Clarendon, matters took an unexpected turn. Just before leaving London, news had reached Henry of his army's defeat at Castillon which effectively lost all English territory in France apart from Calais. Messengers also brought tales of a renewed Neville-Percy feud in the north that was threatening to spill over into conflict.

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