Explore the Captivating History of the Wars of the Roses!
The Wars of the Roses were a complex set of battles, skirmishes, and kidnappings during the 15th century in England. They had their roots in the nearby Civil War of France, which greatly influenced English politics for years to come. Though there is no one universally-accepted start or end date for these wars, the major events throughout the wars occurred between 1455 and 1485.
The central reason for the Wars of the Roses, otherwise referred to as the 15th century English Civil War, was a tug-of-war between two families for the throne of England. Though both families were in fact closely related, they had split half a century earlier. Instead of one unified Plantagenet family, the cousins became Lancasters and Yorks. While the Lancasters remained on the throne, the Yorks were overlooked in the succession of kings. The Yorks became jealous, given their equal relation to England’s ancient monarchy, and when the Plantagenet-Lancaster dynasty appeared tragically weakened by the succession of Henry VI, the royal cousins took the opportunity to demand a new ruler.
In this book, you will discover topics such as:
A short history of the House of Plantagenet
Civil war in France
England’s loss and a king’s Illness
Treason by the Duke of York
The Battle of Northampton
Mortimer’s Cross and the Battle of Towton
York takes the throne
The king in the Tower
The foundation of the Tudor dynasty
Attempts on the Tudor throne
The sainthood and cult of King Henry VI
The legacy of the Wars of the Roses
And much, much more!
So if you want to learn more about the Wars of the Roses, listen to this audiobook now!