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Lancaster And York Alison Weir

Lancaster And York By Alison Weir

Lancaster And York by Alison Weir


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The war between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England was characterised by treachery, deceit and - at St Albans, Blore Hill and Towton, - some of the bloodiest and most dramatic battles on England's soil.

Lancaster And York Summary

Lancaster And York: The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir

A lucid, gripping account of the human side of one of the bloodiest chapters of British history.

The war between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England was characterised by treachery, deceit and - at St Albans, Blore Hill and Towton, - some of the goriest and most dramatic battles on England's soil. Between 1455 and 1487 the royal coffers were bankrupted, and the conflict resulted in the downfall of the houses of Lancaster and York and the emergence of the illustrious Tudor dynasty.

Alison Weir's account focuses on the people and personalities involved in the conflict. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York and Henry's rival, and most important of all, Margaret of Anjou, Henry's wife who took up her arms in her husband's cause and battled for many years in a violent man's world.

'A joy to read' Economist

Lancaster And York Reviews

Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind * Independent *
A joy to read * Economist *
A lively account of plotting and intrigues * Daily Mail *
An exciting and fast-moving account. -- Rachel Bellerby * www.suite101.com *

About Alison Weir

Alison Weir is one of Britain's top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She lives and works in Surrey.

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GOR001825650
9780099540175
0099540177
Lancaster And York: The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
20090702
480
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