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 publication bargains a short evaluate of the foremost personalities and occasions that drove and formed England in this civil conflict. starting with Edward III the wars are traced as pink Rose and White Rose fought for dominance within the backyard of britain. traces have been drawn and aspects selected. This was once no flower backyard. This used to be warfare.

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A glimpse of... the Wars of the Roses

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 publication bargains a short review of the foremost personalities and occasions that drove and formed England in this civil battle.

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The scale of the battle was unprecedented and an estimate 28,000 Englishmen lay dead, killed by Englishmen. Amongst them were Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland and Sir Andrew Trollope of the Calais garrison. Edward returned to London and was finally crowned King Edward IV at Westminster on 28th June 1461. He had defeated the Lancastrian king and placed the House of York upon the throne, completing his father's work. Towton marked the end of the second period of the Wars of the Roses and ushered in a period of relative peace and prosperity.

French chronicler Jean de Waurin wrote that the Council told Edward 'he must know she was no wife for a prince such as himself'. One man took particular offence at the match. The Earl of Warwick was close to concluding negotiations with France for Edward to marry the king's daughter, bringing peace between the countries. Edward's announcement caused him embarrassment at home and abroad that he would not bear lightly. The Earl would earn his title Kingmaker soon, primarily because of the king's marriage to Elizabeth Woodville.

The most notable casualty of this engagement was the 60 year old Welshman Owen Tudor, father of Edmund and Jasper and grandfather of the future King Henry VII. On 17th February, Warwick was at St Albans awaiting Edward's victorious army. Denying him the luxury of time, the Lancastrians led by the Duke of Somerset attacked. Although the forces were about even, each numbering around 25,000 men, Warwick fled when the Second Battle of St Albans did not go his way. He left the captive King Henry sat under a tree in his hurry to escape.

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