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Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses

Author: David Santiuste
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Indisputably the most effective general of the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV died in his bed, undefeated in battle. Yet Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henry V - perhaps because he fought battles against his own people in a civil war. It has also been suggested that he lacked the personal discipline expected of a truly great commander. But, as David Santiuste shows in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Edward, King of England; Edward, King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Santiuste
ISBN: 9781844159307 1844159302
OCLC Number: 464591589
Description: xvi, 192 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Santiuste.

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"Indisputably the most effective general of the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV died in his bed, undefeated in battle. Yet Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henry V - perhaps because he fought battles against his own people in a civil war. It has also been suggested that he lacked the personal discipline expected of a truly great commander. But, as David Santiuste shows in this perceptive and highly readable new study, Edward was a formidable military leader whose strengths and subtlety have not been fully recognized. This reassessment of Edward's military role, and of the Wars of the Roses in which he played such a vital part, gives a fascinating insight into Edward the man and into the politics and the fighting. Based on contemporary sources and the latest scholarly research, 'Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses' brings to life an extraordinary period of English history."--Publisher's description.

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"This is a solid academic study of Edward IV's political struggles and military campaigns against Lancastrian opponents during the first half of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485). The Wars of the Read more...

 
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