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Henry VI, Margaret of Anjou and the Wars of the Roses : a source book

Author: Keith Dockray
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2000.
Series: Sutton history paperbacks
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"Henry VI (1422-61) was the third, and least successful, Lancastrian king of England; his wife Margaret of Anjou became a formidable political force in her own right; and the Wars of the Roses, so dramatically portrayed by William Shakespeare as bloody dynastic struggles fought for the possession of the crown, brought the usurpation of Edward IV (1461-83), the humiliation and exile of Margaret of Anjou, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Dockray, Keith.
Henry VI, Margaret of Anjou and the Wars of the Roses.
Stroud : Sutton, 2000
(OCoLC)606247049
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Margaret, of Anjou Queen consort of Henry VI King of England; Henry, King of England; Margaret, of Anjou Queen consort of Henry VI King of England; Henry, King of England; Margaret, of Anjou Queen consort of Henry VI King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Dockray
ISBN: 0750921633 9780750921633
OCLC Number: 42913370
Description: xlvi, 146 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Table: The Dynastic Dimension of the Wars of the Roses 1450-1471 --
Henry VI --
Margaret of Anjou --
Richard of York --
Origins of the Wars of the Roses --
Jack Cade's Rebellion, 1450 --
Dartford, 1452 --
St. Albans, 1455 --
Blore Heath and Ludford, 1459 --
Northampton and Wakefield, 1460 --
Mortimer's Cross, St. Albans and Towton, 1461 --
Hexham, 1464 --
Barnet, Tewkesbury and the End of the Lancastrian Dynasty, 1471
Series Title: Sutton history paperbacks
Responsibility: Keith Dockray.

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The final volume in a trilogy of historical source books covering 1450-1485, this work focuses on the reign of Henry VI, whose manifest shortcomings provided a pretext for the start of the Wars of  Read more...

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