The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses

Men-at-Arms 145
  • Author: Terence Wise
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: MAA 145
  • Publication Date: 24 Nov 1983
  • ISBN: 9780850455205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Much myth and fantasy surrounds the events of the Wars of the Roses: 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, armour and standards of the time.

Biographical Note

Terence Wise is one of Osprey's most popular authors and has been a respected historical writer for more than 25 years. With numerous books and articles to his credit, he has contributed more than a dozen titles to the Men-At-Arms series, mainly on medieval subjects including studies of the military orders. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s, specialising in the medieval period. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.


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

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