Wales and the Wars of the Roses (Classic Reprint)

Wales and the Wars of the Roses (Classic Reprint)

by Howell T. Evans
     
 

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As its little suggests, the present volume is an attempt to examine the struggle between Lancaster and York from the standpoint of Wales and the Marches. Contemporary chroniclers give us vague and fragmentary reports of what happened there, though supplementary sources of information enable us to piece together a fairly

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Excerpt from Wales and the Wars of the Roses

As its little suggests, the present volume is an attempt to examine the struggle between Lancaster and York from the standpoint of Wales and the Marches. Contemporary chroniclers give us vague and fragmentary reports of what happened there, though supplementary sources of information enable us to piece together a fairly consecutive and intelligible story.

From the first battle of St Albans to the accession of Edward IV the centre of gravity of the military situation was in the Marches: Ludlow was the chief seat of the duke of York, and the vast Mortimer estates in mid-Wales his favourite recruiting ground. It was here that he experienced his first serious reverse - at Ludford Bridge; it was here, too, that his son Edward, earl of March, won his way to the throne - at Mortimer's Cross. Further, Henry Tudor landed at Milford Haven, and with a predominantly Welsh army defeated Richard III at Bosworth. For these reasons alone unique interest attaches to Wales and the Marches in this thirty years' war; and it is to be hoped that the investigation will throw some light on much that has hitherto remained obscure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330941249
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/08/2015
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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