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Much myth and fantasy surrounds the events of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485): a bloody and prolonged dynastic struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster. Terence Wise's fascinating text lays bare the real story, and examines the armies, liveries and badges of the conflict. The author's readable account provides a comprehensive guide as to who fought whom, where, when, why and for what, from the origins of the Wars to such famous battles as Tewkesbury and Bosworth. The accompanying photographs, illustrations and colour plates by Gerry Embleton clearly detail the arms, armor and standards of the time.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The Wars of the Roses · 1455-1464 · 1469-1471 · 1483-1487 · The Armies · Liveries and Badges · The Plates

Product details

Published Nov 24 1983
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850455205
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 145
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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