By John A. Wagner
For centuries, historians agreed in regards to the Wars of the Roses, seeing them as 4 many years of medieval darkness and chaos, whilst the royal kinfolk and the the Aristocracy destroyed themselves battling for regulate of the royal govt. Even Shakespeare bought into the act, dramatizing, popularizing, and darkening this standpoint in 8 plays.
Today, in keeping with new examine, this has turn into essentially the most hotly debatable classes in English historical past. Historians disagree on basic matters, reminiscent of dates and proof, in addition to interpretation. such a lot argue that the results of the wars weren't as frequent as as soon as concept, and a few see the normal view of the period as only Tudor propaganda. a couple of even declare that England through the overdue fifteenth century used to be "a society prepared for peace." Historian John A. Wagner brings readers brand new at the most up-to-date learn and pondering this significant interval of England's history.
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For centuries, historians agreed concerning the Wars of the Roses, seeing them as 4 a long time of medieval darkness and chaos, whilst the royal kin and the the Aristocracy destroyed themselves scuffling with for keep watch over of the royal govt. Even Shakespeare bought into the act, dramatizing, popularizing, and darkening this perspective in 8 plays.
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York is appointed lord protector for the second time. 25 February. York resigns as lord protector. August. Court travels to Coventry and the Midlands. 28 January. Birth of Henry Tudor, earl of Richmond, the future Henry VII. 25 March. Henry VI mediates the love-day of 1458, a negotiated settlement between York and his Neville allies and the heirs of their victims at first Battle of St. Albans. 23 September. Battle of Blore Heath—Richard Neville, earl of Salisbury, defeats a Lancastrian force trying to block his junction with York.
15 April. English defeat at the Battle of Formigny allows French to overrun much of Normandy. 2 May. William de la Pole, duke of Suffolk, after being impeached by Parliament and banished by Henry VI, is murdered by sailors when trying to leave the kingdom. June–July. Jack Cade rebels occupy London. 12 August. French capture Cherbourg and end English rule in Normandy. 12 June. French capture Bordeaux in Gascony. 2 March. York ends his opposition to the court and submits to the king at Dartford. 2 October.
Death of Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII and daughter of Edward IV. 23 June. Prince Henry, heir to the English throne, is betrothed to his former sister-in-law, Catherine of Aragon. 8 August. Princess Margaret, eldest daughter of Henry VII, marries James IV of Scotland. 30 April. The treaty Intercursus Malus is concluded with Duke Philip of Burgundy; the treaty leads to the expulsion of the Yorkist pretender, Edmund de la Pole, earl of Suffolk, from the Netherlands. 21 April. Death of Henry VII; uncontested accession of Henry VIII as second king of the house of Tudor.
Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses by John A. Wagner