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The Wars Of The Roses

England's First Civil War

By Trevor Royle

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Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Other Information: Section: 16, b/w photos
Published In: United Kingdom, 05 August 2010
THE WARS OF THE ROSES is the definitive account of one of the bloodiest episodes in British history - wars between the houses of York and Lancaster. Trevor Royle provides a military history of the Wars while placing the conflict in the context of the time. This was a period with a rich legacy: William Caxton introduced the art of printing; there was a growing body of literature, such as Chaucer, in the English tongue; architecture flourished and great educational institutions were born such as Winchester School and King's College, Cambridge.

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* The first major single history of the Wars of the Roses for decades, written by renowned popular and military historian, Trevor Royle, out now in paperback

About the Author

Trevor Royle is a well-known writer and broadcaster on military history. His previous books include Orde Wingate, Crimea, Civil War and The Wars of the Roses. He is a columnist for the Sunday Herald, writing on international affairs and defence-related topics, and also writes scripts for the BBC. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


Well-written and readable . . . readers will be both entertained and instructed * BBC History Magazine * This is a book that enacts its assumptions, suggesting what's at stake historically through sheer resonance and drive . . . this unabashedly narrative approach highlights how the on-off struggle threw England into turmoil in the reign of six successive kings * Scotsman * A fine, expansive drama * The Times * Spirited . . . An elegant, even-handed and well-researched account of a fascinating period * Jonathan Wright, Tablet *

EAN: 9780349117904
ISBN: 034911790X
Publisher: Abacus
Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.9 x 3.5 centimetres (0.30 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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