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By Matthew Lewis

The Wars of the Roses ruled the second one half the 15th century in England, however the roots of the clash lay farther again in time. households will be torn aside as kings have been deposed and native squabbles settled on a countrywide scale. This e-book deals a short review of the foremost personalities and occasions that drove and formed England in this civil conflict. starting with Edward III the wars are traced as purple Rose and White Rose fought for dominance within the backyard of britain. traces have been drawn and facets selected. This used to be no flower backyard. This used to be struggle.

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Margaret was 12 when she married the 24 year old Edmund and she gave birth the following year aged 13. Edmund died before Henry was born and Margaret later married Sir Henry Stafford, son of the Duke of Buckingham and then Thomas, Lord Stanley, later Earl of Derby. Margaret devoted her life to her only son and her drive served to create the Tudor dynasty. House Neville The Neville family were an immensely powerful northern affinity. Alongside, and often in opposition to, the Percy family Earls of Northumberland, the Nevilles oversaw the north of England, far away from the Court in London.

The royal forces began to gather around Coventry. The first engagement took place at the Battle of Blore Heath on 23rd September 1459 near Market Drayton in Staffordshire. The Earl of Salisbury had gathered his northern forces from the Neville lands and was marching to meet York at Ludlow with around 5,000 men. Hearing of the movement, the queen despatched Lord Audley with 10,000 men to intercept Salisbury. The move was sound - the Yorkist forces were dispersed and isolated. Warwick had only just landed on the south coast with his Calais garrison.

Humphrey pre-deceased his father so the Dukedom passed to their son, Henry. Humphrey's brother, Henry, married Lady Margaret Beaufort, daughter of John, 1st Duke of Somerset. Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham was to become a significant figure during the latter part of the Wars of the Roses and his descendants were prominent at the Tudor court, not always to their good. House Stanley One of the most contentious families of this period was the Stanleys. Thomas, 1st Baron Stanley lived from 1405 to 1459.

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