The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses

The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

Book - 2014
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The author 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.
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780670026678
Characteristics: xxiii, 392 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ;,25 cm


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Aug 08, 2017

Wonderful read. I picked this up after reading The Plantagenets and I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend.

May 22, 2015

As with the prior book in this series, this book of history is a real page turner. It's amazing how much ground Jones can cover, making you feel the bones of each monarch's reign and how it was important, both then and now, within the context of the ongoing sweep of history. He lets his own biases show, but always backing them up with deep research. Wonderful reading, highly recommended even for non-history buffs. You'll understand our own times better for reading this, whatever your nationality. The important women in the story get their due here, for a change. Good maps and genealogical charts make it easier to follow the story.

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