By Desmond Seward
A vintage account of the bloody contention among the dynasties of York and Lancaster for the throne of England.
During the 15th century England was once cut up in a bloody clash among the homes of York and Lancaster over who should still declare the crown. The civil wars ate up the entire state in a sequence of battles that finally observed the Tudor dynasty take energy. In A short heritage of the Wars of the Roses, Desmond Seward tells the tale of this complicated and hazardous interval of background during the lives of 5 women and men who skilled the clash first hand. In a gripping narrative the private trials of the significant characters interweave with the main occasions and personalities of 1 of the main major turning issues in British historical past.
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A Brief History of the Wars of the Roses (Brief Histories) by Desmond Seward