Post-classical history

Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses

Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses

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.

York & Lancaster: The English Royal Family in the Later Middle Ages - Acknowledgements

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Introduction

Chapter 1. Rouen, April 1442

Chapter 2. Calais, November 1459

Chapter 3. London, March 1461

Chapter 4. York, March 1461

Chapter 5. Reading, September 1464

Chapter 6. Texel, The Netherlands, October 1470

Chapter 7. London, April 1471

Chapter 8. Epilogue

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