Jasper Tudor: Tudor Dynasty

Jasper Tudor: Tudor Dynasty

by Terry Breverton



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445633916
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 12/19/2014
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. Terry has presented documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Terry is the author of many books for Amberley on many subjects, including: Owain Glyndwr, Richard III, Jasper Tudor, Owen Tudor, Tudor recipes, Henry VII, Welsh history and the First World War. He lives near Maesycrugiau in Carmarthenshire.

Table of Contents

Genealogical Tables 7

Introduction 11

1 Why Did the Wars of the Roses Happen? 13

2 The Genesis of the Tudor Dynasty 20

3 The Early Lives of Edmund and Jasper Tudor, 1430-1454 41

4 The Turning Point: The Start of the Wars of the Roses, the Death of Edmund and the Birth of Henry Tudor, 1455-1456 64

5 Jasper Tudor and the Wars of the Roses: The Battles of Blore Heath, Ludford Bridge, Denbigh, Northampton and Wakefield, 1458-1460 88

6 1461, the Year of Battles: Mortimer's Cross, the Second Battle of St Albans, Ferrybridge, Towton and Twt Hill 111

7 Plotting, Exile and Return to Power: The Battles of Hedgeley Moor, Hexham and Banbury, 1462-1469 137

8 Losecoat Field, the Readeption of Henry VI, Jasper's Return to Power and the Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury, 1470-1471 168

9 Exile in Brittany and France, 1471-1484 188

10 The Last Successful Invasion of Britain: Bosworth Field, 1485 213

11 Jasper and the Last Battles of the Wars of the Roses, 1485-1487 252

12 The Honoured Elder Statesman, 1488-1495 272

Postscript 284

Notes 290

Select Bibliography 303

List of Illustrations 308

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