Post-classical history

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently five times as the great families of England fought to the death for the right to rule.

Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these chaotic years. Yet efforts were made to maintain some semblance of peace and order, as chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived, and the Renaissance began to flourish. Following on from Dan Jones's bestselling The Plantagenets, The Hollow Crown is a vivid and engrossing history of these turbulent times.

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Introduction: The Wars of the Roses?

PART I : BEGINNINGS (1420–1437)

Chapter 1. King of All the World

Chapter 2. We Were in Perfect Health

Chapter 3. Born to Be King

Chapter 4. Oweyn Tidr

PART II : WHAT IS A KING? (1437–1455)

Chapter 5. My Lord of Suffolk’s Good Lordship

Chapter 6. A Dear Marriage

Chapter 7. Away, Traitors, Away!

Chapter 8. Then Bring In the Duke of York

Chapter 9. Smitten with a Frenzy

PART III : THE HOLLOW CROWN (1455–1471)

Chapter 10. Princess Most Excellent

Chapter 11. Suddenly Fell Down the Crown

Chapter 12. Havoc

Chapter 13. The Noble and the Lowly

Chapter 14. Diverse Times

Chapter 15. Final Destruction

PART IV : THE RISE OF THE TUDORS (1471–1525)

Chapter 16. To Execute Wrath

Chapter 17. The Only Imp Now Left

Chapter 18. Judge Me, O Lord

Chapter 19. War or Life

Chapter 20. Envy Never Dies

Chapter 21. Blanche Rose

Epilogue: How Many Men, in the Name of God Immortal, Have You Killed?

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