The Battles of St Albans

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Pen & Sword Military, 2007 - History - 182 pages
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St Albans is unique in having been the site of two pivotal battles during the Wars of the Roses, yet this is the first book-length account to have been published. It offers a gripping account of the fighting, and of the politics and intrigue that led to it, and it incorporates the results of the latest research. The authors also plot the events of over 500 years ago onto the twenty-first century landscape of St Albans so that the visitor can retrace the course of each battle on the present-day ground.REVIEWS "Loaded with biographies, explanations of key political contexts, formal walking tours, photos, maps and line drawings, this able review ...includes close attention to the physical locations of skirmishes and battles so readers can use this not only as a brief history but also as a guide to use on the spot."Book News, 07/2008

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Chapter One The Drift to War
Chapter Two The First Battle of St Albans
Chapter Three The War Renewed

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Michael A. Elliott is Assistant Professor of English at Emory University. He is the author of "The Culture Concept: Writing and Difference in Realist America".

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