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  • Title: The Wars of the Roses: England's First Civil War
  • Author: Trevor Royle
  • ISBN: 9780349117904
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback

  • The War of the Roses is the definitive account of one of the bloodiest episodes in British history the battle between the houses of York and Lancaster This gripping history reveals the brutal realities of a nation torn apart by conflict and rivalry, while evocatively placing the fighting within the context of a period of rich cultural progress From Caxton s printing prThe War of the Roses is the definitive account of one of the bloodiest episodes in British history the battle between the houses of York and Lancaster This gripping history reveals the brutal realities of a nation torn apart by conflict and rivalry, while evocatively placing the fighting within the context of a period of rich cultural progress From Caxton s printing press and the flourishing of English literature to advances in architecture and education, Royle s masterly narrative is a remarkable portrait of this pivotal era.
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    Commentaires:

    Matti Karjalainen
    Luin alkuvuodesta loppuun Conn Igguldenin Ruusujen sotaa käsittelevän neliosaisen romaanisarjan, ja innostuin sen verran aiheesta, että päätin etsiä käsiini myös jotakin aihetta käsittelevää tietokirjallisuutta. Ensimmäiseksi lukulistalleni päätyi sotahistoriaan erikoistuneen brittikirjailijan Trevor Roylen "The Wars of the Roses: England's First Civil War" (Abacus, 2010).Nimi on hieman harhaanjohtava, sillä teoksessa käsitellään oikeastaan Englantia hallinneen Plantagenet-suvu [...]

    John Allgood
    A fine book on the chaotic period known as The Wars of the Roses. Royce covers all the important facts and characters of the period in a well researched and thoughtful manner. Highly recommended.

    R.M.F Brown
    I never miss an opportunity to be pedantic, so I'll take the opportunity presented here. England's first civil war is credited as being the struggle between Stephen and Matilda, which occurred centuries earlier, so the title of this book is slightly misleading. Pedantry aside, this is a cracking read. Entertaining, jam-packed with history, a meaty page length, and as a bonus, I picked this up at a charity shop for the ubiquitous 50 pence! To use one of my over used phrases, this is a wonderful i [...]

    Stephanie
    This book was interesting, and very well researched. I picked it up out of curiosity about that period in History, and I did learn an awful lot. However, the writing was pretty dry, of course. I have read lots of histories that I couldn't put down, but this one took a very long time to finish! I would walk away from it for a few weeks, or even months, before picking it back up - not because I didn't want to finish, but because it was dense enough to really need to be taken in chunks.Better as an [...]

    Jan
    Very Informative of a period that I was not clear on. I enjoyed it very much.

    Sharon Miller
    Perfectly fine overview. Really helpful in understanding the timeline and events and persons.

    Elia Princess of Starfall
    In The Wars of the Roses: England's First Civil War, Trevor Royle chronicles the beginnings of the dynastic conflict that tore England apart, butchered the aristocracy and weakened the monarchy from the reign of King Richard II and the usurpation of the crown by the House of Lancaster in 1399. This single act by King Henry IV had major ramifications for England and its beleaguered monarchy which paved the way for the Wars of the Roses to erupt and throw the whole issue of the succession to the t [...]

    Bill Tyne
    The book places the Wars in context by starting with the Reign of Richard II (Hous of York) who came to the throne as a boy after his father and elder brother had died before his grandfather, Edward III. Richard failed to deal effectively with the powerful lords around him and his reign was troubled by peasant rebellions. Ultimately he was deposed by Henry Bolingbroke (Henry IV) who ceased the throne for himself. This act destabilised the throne for years to come and set the stage for rival chal [...]

    Teresa
    Well-written, documented, and not at all dense account of the History of England between Richard II and Richard III, encompassing The War of the Roses, from its very beginning to the start of the Tudor dynasty. The author is clearly a bit more on the side of those who paint Richard III as a villain but overall I really liked the book. However, the use of Thomas More as the most accurate source of information for Richard III's reign is a bit doubtful given that More had all the incentives to port [...]

    Ian
    I only had vague knowledge of this period of history although knew a bit about the incidents leading up to it which are also covered in depth here. Indeed this 430 page book covers just shy of 100 years of history with a cast of hundreds whilst compelling stuff this was also problematic in that it was easy to forget who was who, what and why especially with so many having the same name and chopping and changing sides with gay abandon. There was more conniving, betrayal, murder and double crossin [...]

    Dominic
    "When you play the game of thrones you win or you die". Not a quote from this book but it should be!A fascinating and well researched account of the War of the Roses that neatly explains the precarious and at times arbitrary nature of ruling England during this period. Full of court intrigues and plotting from start to finish the book details some of the origins of the conflict in such detail that the war doesn't actually kick off until halfway through At times it felt like Royale fell in to the [...]

    Lee Scordis
    A really thorough history of the War of the Roses, spanning from Henry III to Henry Tudor. Although very wordy throughout I could not stop reading. This book examines the far reaching causes of the War of the Roses, as well as the war itself, and gives an insight into some of England's forgotten but very interesting characters. It also gives us a very accurate picture of some of our most famous monarchs. For any fan of Game of Thrones, you can see where Martin drew his inspiration from.

    Cliff Riseborough
    Really interesting piece of history preceding the reign of the Tudors. I was also interested in learning more after reading that the Wars of the Roses was one of the historical conflicts that inspired the Song of Ice & Fire series. Now that I've learned a bit more, I'd say it's certainly less than coincidental that the similarity of name (and other things) exists as it does between Lancaster and York & Lannister and Stark.

    Jo
    Royle takes us right from the reign of Richard II to the beginning of the Tudor dynasty. No matter how many books I read on this subject I always end up confused by the main players because a lot of them share the same name and others get 'promoted' and end up known by a different name. Still, this was a very good history of the period and well worth reading.

    Debi Robertson
    Occasionally lost track of who was who but I think that may be an occupational hazard when reading such a detailed and extensive history period. It didn't put me off and I read from cover to cover. I liked his style and insight. This is non fiction for those of you who were wondering. enjoy

    Carol
    If you like to read about history this is a great book about England's civil war in the Middle Ages.

    Julia
    Comprehensive and detailed account of the fifteenth century struggle for the English crown.

    Jeronebland
    it would be awsome

    Vitaly
    Good coverage of a hundred years of English history

    Alan Heppenstall
    Excellent, readable and interesting history.

    Kim
    Very well researched, but still a very dry read. I kept having to take breaks from reading it and focus on something else just to be able to keep going at it at a later time.

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