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The Wars of the Roses
The Wars of the Roses Hugh Bicheno

THE REAL GAME OF THRONES...

The Wars of the Roses were a prolonged brawl over an inheritance by a deeply dysfunctional extended family. The inheritance in question was the throne of England; the story is one of unbridled ambition and murderous treachery.

From the 1450s, when the mentally unstable Henry VI struggled to control the violent feuding of his magnates, through the rise and fall of Richard of York, to the chaos and bloodshed of the 1470s which followed Edward IV's accession and his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, this is a saga of ambition, intrigue and bloodshed.

Charting a clear course through the dynastic and factional minefield of the era, and offering an authoritative analysis of the battles that ensued, Hugh Bicheno's The Wars of the Roses is a compelling one-volume account of England longest and bloodiest civil war.

Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Medieval History
05 Sep 2019 * 768pp * £12 * 9781789544725
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PRAISE FOR HUGH BICHENO:

'Bicheno has an enviable ability to convey the horror of war' Literary Review, on The Crescent and the Cross.

'Invigoratingly fresh ... Rich, multi-layered' Sunday Telegraph, on The Crescent and the Cross.

'Gripping'
 John Keegan, on Razor's Edge
Author

Hugh Bicheno

Hugh Bicheno
Hugh Bicheno read history at Cambridge, and later joined the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). He is the author of Crescent and Cross: the Battle of Lepanto, Razor's Edge: the Unofficial History of the Falklands War and Elizabeth's Sea Dogs.
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