Government and Community: England, 1450-1509

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Harvard University Press, 1980 - History - 406 pages
"The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York (whose heraldic symbols were the red and the white rose, respectively) for the throne of England. They were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1485, although there was related fighting both before and after this period. They resulted from the social and financial troubles following the Hundred Years' War. The final victory went to a relatively remote Lancastrian claimant, Henry Tudor, who defeated the last Yorkist king Richard III and married Edward IV's daughter Elizabeth of York to unite the two houses. The House of Tudor subsequently ruled England and Wales for 117 years."--Wikipedia.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Economic Life
9
The Government of the Realm
33
Royal Finance
65
Religious Life
105
Education and the Arts
152
Richard of York 145060
175
Edward TVs First Reign 1461 70
223
Edward IVs Later Years 147183
279
Richard III
310
Henry VII
331
Conclusion
362
Bibliography
370
Index
387
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