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The Resource A short history of the Wars of the Roses, David Grummitt

A short history of the Wars of the Roses, David Grummitt

Label
A short history of the Wars of the Roses
Title
A short history of the Wars of the Roses
Statement of responsibility
David Grummitt
Title variation
Wars of the Roses
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Wars of the Roses (c. 1450-85) are renowned as an infamously savage and tangled slice of English history. A bloody thirty-year struggle between the dynastic houses of Lancaster and York, they embraced localised vendetta (such as the bitter northern feud between the Percies and Nevilles) as well as the formal clash of royalist and rebel armies at St. Albans, Ludford Bridge, Mortimer's Cross, Towton, Tewkesbury and finally Bosworth, when the usurping Yorkist king Richard was crushed by Henry Tudor. Powerful personalities dominate the period: the charismatic and enigmatic Richard III, immortalized by Shakespeare; the slippery Warwick, 'the kingmaker', who finally over-reached ambition to be cut down at the battle of Barnet; and guileful women like Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret of Anjou, who for a time ruled the kingdom in her husband's stead. David Grummitt places the violent events of this complex time in the wider context of fifteenth-century kingship and the development of English political culture. Never losing sight of the traumatic impact of war on the lives of those who either fought in or were touched by battle, this captivating new history will make compelling reading for students of the late medieval period and Tudor England, as well as for general readers"--Publisher's website
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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1971-
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Grummitt, David
Dewey number
942.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DA250
LC item number
.G78 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
I.B. Tauris short histories
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • War and society
  • Political culture
  • Monarchy
  • HISTORY
  • Monarchy
  • Political culture
  • Social aspects
  • War and society
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
Label
A short history of the Wars of the Roses, David Grummitt
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The wars in history -- Dramatis personae -- Timeline -- Family trees -- Part 1. Causes -- The Lancastrian legacy : England, 1399-1449 -- The prelude to war : 1449-55 -- Part 2. Course -- First blood : the Battle of St. Albans, 1455, and its aftermath -- The triumph of York : the first war, 1459-64 -- Rebellion and readeption : the second war, 1469-71 -- Fortune's wheel : the third war, 1483-87 -- Part 3. Consequences -- War and society : the impact of the wars -- War and political culture -- Epilogue
Control code
878405975
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857733030
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780857733030
  • 8a536fee-eb4f-433b-adab-6895c560c5e3
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878405975
Label
A short history of the Wars of the Roses, David Grummitt
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The wars in history -- Dramatis personae -- Timeline -- Family trees -- Part 1. Causes -- The Lancastrian legacy : England, 1399-1449 -- The prelude to war : 1449-55 -- Part 2. Course -- First blood : the Battle of St. Albans, 1455, and its aftermath -- The triumph of York : the first war, 1459-64 -- Rebellion and readeption : the second war, 1469-71 -- Fortune's wheel : the third war, 1483-87 -- Part 3. Consequences -- War and society : the impact of the wars -- War and political culture -- Epilogue
Control code
878405975
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857733030
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780857733030
  • 8a536fee-eb4f-433b-adab-6895c560c5e3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878405975

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