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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Wars of the Roses

Edition 3rd edition
ISBN 9780230368514
Publication Date May 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series British History in Perspective

The civil wars of the second half of the fifteenth century still stand in the popular imagination as the period of greatest anarchy in English history. This accessible introduction offers an overview of the debates surrounding the character, causes, impact and consequences of the wars. Thematically organised, the text also reviews the historiography of the years 1459-1487.

Thoroughly revised and updated in the light of twenty-first century scholarship, the third edition of this established text includes:

• a new chapter focused on the character of the wars
• significant new material on the engagement of ordinary people in the politics of the period
• additional sections on the involvement of, and impact on, women.

The Wars of the Roses is ideal for students and general readers seeking a reliable and balanced introduction to the topic.

Anthony James Pollard is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Teesside, UK. He has published extensively on fifteenth-century English history, his most recent book being Warwick and the Kingmaker: Politics, Power and Fame.

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Maps and Tables
1. The Wars in History
2. The Course of the Wars
3. The Character of the Wars
4. The Causes of the Wars
5. The Impact of the Wars
6. The Aftermath of the Wars
7. The European Context of the Wars
Select Bibliography


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