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The Wars Of The Roses: England's First Civil War

Trevor Royle

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Prose: non-fiction, History

The first major single history of the Wars of the Roses for decades, written by renowned popular and military historian, Trevor Royle, out now in paperback

THE WARS OF THE ROSES is the definitive account of one of the bloodiest episodes in British history - wars between the houses of York and Lancaster. Trevor Royle provides a military history of the Wars while placing the conflict in the context of the time. This was a period with a rich legacy: William Caxton introduced the art of printing; there was a growing body of literature, such as Chaucer, in the English tongue; architecture flourished and great educational institutions were born such as Winchester School and King s College, Cambridge.

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Praise for The Wars Of The Roses: England's First Civil War

  • Spirited . . . An elegant, even-handed and well-researched account of a fascinating period - Jonathan Wright, Tablet

  • A fine, expansive drama - The Times

  • This is a book that enacts its assumptions, suggesting what's at stake historically through sheer resonance and drive . . . this unabashedly narrative approach highlights how the on-off struggle threw England into turmoil in the reign of six successive kings - Scotsman

  • Well-written and readable . . . readers will be both entertained and instructed - BBC History Magazine

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Trevor Royle

Trevor Royle is a well-known writer and broadcaster on military history. His previous books include Orde Wingate, Crimea, Civil War and The Wars of the Roses. He is a columnist for the Sunday Herald, writing on international affairs and defence-related topics, and also writes scripts for the BBC. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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