The Wars of the Roses: Military Activity and English Society, 1452-97

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Taylor & Francis, 1990 - History - 294 pages
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This book presents an overall view of the campaigns, from the first skirmishes of 1452 to the last campaign in 1497, and examines the generalship of the commanders in both camps. Anthony Goodman discusses military organization and assesses the effects of wars on society in general. He shows that in a period of rapid change in European methods of warfare the English were not so old fashioned as had sometimes been supposed. Continental, including chronicles, civic centres, and letters, and presents a picture of the wars as they were seen and described by contemporaries.
 

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Contents

Yorkist Rebellions 145260
19
The War of Succession 14601
41
Lancastrian Risings and Invasions 14614
55
Local Revolts and Nobles Struggles
66
The Later Risings 148397
86
Military Convention and Recruitment
119
Supply Billets and Ordnance
153
Methods of Warfare
162
The Wars and Society
196
Campaigning Periods 145585
227
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