Stoke Field: The Last Battle of the Wars of the Roses

Stoke Field: The Last Battle of the Wars of the Roses

by David Baldwin
     
 

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The Battle of Stoke, the last and most neglected armed clash of the Wars of the Roses, is one of history's great might-have-beens. The forces of the first Tudor king Henry VII confronted the rebel army of the pretender Lambert Simnel and his commander the Earl of Lincoln. Henry's victory over the Yorkists was decisive - it confirmed the crown to the House of Tudor for…  See more details below

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The Battle of Stoke, the last and most neglected armed clash of the Wars of the Roses, is one of history's great might-have-beens. The forces of the first Tudor king Henry VII confronted the rebel army of the pretender Lambert Simnel and his commander the Earl of Lincoln. Henry's victory over the Yorkists was decisive - it confirmed the crown to the House of Tudor for more than a century. David Baldwin's fascinating and meticulously researched study of the battle gives a keen insight into the opposing armies, their commanders, and the bloody dynastic politics of the period.

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ISBN-13:
9781781596937
Publisher:
Pen & Sword
Publication date:
09/19/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

David Baldwin is a medieval historian who has taught at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham for many years. His historical research has focused on the great medieval families in the Midlands and he has contributed articles to historical journals and lectured regularly to societies and conferences in this field. He is the author of six books, THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR: THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN AND THE KING'S MOTHER (with Philippa Gregory and Michael Jones), THE LOST PRINCE: THE SURVIVAL OF RICHARD OF YORK ('A fascinating new theory' THE DAILY MAIL, 'The little brickie in the Tower' THE SUNDAY TIMES), ELIZABETH WOODVILLE: MOTHER OF THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER ('Inspirational - brings her alive for the general reader' PHILIPPA GREGORY), ROBIN HOOD: THE ENGLISH OUTLAW UNMASKED ('Impeccably researched and highly original - David Baldwin is a brilliant historical detective' PHILIPPA GREGORY, author of THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL and THE WHITE QUEEN, 'Unmasks Robin of Leicester' NOTTINGHAM POST, 'Claims one Roger Godberd was the closest England had to a real Hood - David Baldwin argues the sheer number of references to Godberd in contemporary documents that he was known and feared across much of England' THE DAILY MAIL), STOKE FIELD: THE LAST BATTLE OF THE WARS OF THE ROSES and THE KINGMAKER'S SISTERS. He lives in Leicester.

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