Jasper Tudor: Dynasty Maker

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Amberley Publishing Limited, Aug 15, 2014 - History - 320 pages
The Wars of the Roses were a bitter and bloody dispute between the rival Plantagenet Houses of York and Lancaster. Only one man, Jasper Tudor, the Lancastrian half-brother to Henry VI, fought from the first battle at St Albans in 1455 to the last at Stoke Field in 1487 and lived to forge a new dynasty – the Tudors. Fighting the Yorkists, rallying the Lancastrians and spending years in exile with his nephew, the future first Tudor monarch, Henry VII, Jasper was the mainspring for continued Lancastrian defiance. He was twenty-four years old in his first battle and fifty-three when he won at Bosworth Field in 1485. Now he could style himself ‘the high and mighty prince, Jasper, brother and uncle of kings, duke of Bedford and earl of Pembroke’. Without the heroic Jasper Tudor there could have been no Tudor dynasty. This is the first biography of the real ‘kingmaker’ of British history.
 

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Contents

Genealogical Tables
The Genesis of the Tudor Dynasty
The Early Lives of Edmund and Jasper Tudor 14301454
The Start of the Wars of the Roses
The Battles
Battle of St Albans Ferrybridge Towton and Twt Hill
The Battles
Losecoat Field the Readeption of Henry VI Jaspers Return
1471
Bosworth Field
1485
The Honoured Elder Statesman 14881495
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About the author (2014)

Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. Terry has presented documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Terry is the author of many books for Amberley on many subjects, including: Owain Glyndwr, Richard III, Jasper Tudor, Owen Tudor, Tudor recipes, Henry VII, Welsh history and the First World War. He lives near Maesycrugiau in Carmarthenshire.

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