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The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors
Title:
The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors
ISBN:
9780670026678
Physical Description:
xxiii, 392 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Contents:
Beginnings (1420-1437). "King of all the world" ; "We were in perfect health" ; "Born to be king" ; "Oweyn Tidr" -- What is a king? (1437-1455). "My Lord of Suffolk's good lordship" ; "A dear marriage" ; "Away, traitors, away!" ; "Then bring in the duke of York" ; "Smitten with a frenzy" -- The hollow crown (1455-1471). "Princess most excellent" ; "Suddenly fell down the crown" ; "Havoc" ; "The noble and the lowly" ; "Diverse times" ; "Final destruction" -- The rise of the Tudors (1471-1525). "To execute wrath" ; "The only imp now left" ; "Judge me, o Lord" ; "War or life" ; "Envy never dies" ; "Blanche Rose."
Abstract:
The best-selling author of The Plantagenets traces the 15th-century civil wars that irrevocably shaped the British crown, particularly evaluating the roles of strong women including Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort in shifting power between two ruling families. Includes six maps and four genealogies.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Viking, [2014]

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