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Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century these two families were locked in battle for control of the British monarchy. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names were ruined while rising dynasties seized power and lands. The war between the royal Houses of Lancaster and York, the longest and most complex in British history, profoundly altered the course of the monarchy. Alison Weir brings brilliantly to life both the war itself and the historic figures who fought it on the great stage of England. Here are the queens who changed history through their actions - the chic, unconventional Katherine of Valois, Henry V's queen; the ruthless, social-climbing Elizabeth Wydville; and, most crucially, Margaret of Anjou, a far tougher and more powerful character than her husband, Henry VI, and a central figure in the Wars of the Roses. Here, too, are the nobles who carried the conflict down through the generations - the Beauforts, the bastard descendants of John of Gaunt; Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, known to his contemporaries as 'the Kingmaker'; and the Yorkist King, Edward IV, a ruthless charmer who pledged his life to cause the downfall of the House of Lancaster.

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Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the English throne. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names were ruined while rising dynasties seized power and lands. The war between the royal houses of Lancaster and York, the most complex in English history, profoundly altered the course of the monarchy. Alison Weir, one of the foremost authorities on British history, brings brilliantly to life both the war itself and the larger-tha-life figures who fought it on the great stage of England. The Wars of the Roses is history at its very best—swift and compelling, rich in character, pageantry, and drama, and vivid in its re-creation of an astonishing period of history.

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Kara Shamy, October 26, 2013 (view all comments by Kara Shamy)
***Informative, Detailed Review of the Period***

I read this book last year when I didn't manage to read many books at all; this was definitely a worthwhile choice. I have always had a deep interest in history, but during this time I was very curious about British history in general. As an American who never studied European history but has studied other history in a rigorous academic context, this book was well-catered to my understanding.

Specifically, it provided the overview I was looking for along with all the historical context I needed to engage fully with every aspect of Weir's review of this particular period. At the same time, her discussion of sources and defense of her viewpoints on this topic were serious and allowed me to understand where acknowledged ambiguity exists. I got a sense of what the areas of scholarly debate were on this subject, but Weir never undermined the book's function as a piece of engaging storytelling for a general audience with a taste for history and a healthy appetite -- but not ravenous hunger -- for detail.

Basically if you want to get some detailed knowledge of this period for non-academic purposes, it's probable you have found what you're looking for here. Proceed to read - Alison Weir delivers, dear readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345404336
Author:
Weir, Alison
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Weir, B. Alison
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Wars of the roses, 1455-1485
Subject:
Great Britain History Wars of the Roses, 1455-1485.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain History.
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
1st American trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
56
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.45 x 1 in 0.85 lb

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