The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses An Illustrated Narrative Of The Events, And Analysis Of The Personalities, Involved In The Dynastic Struggle Between The Forces Of Lancaster And Those York For The English Throne. On reading this survey very short history of the Wars of the Roses by Ross, I had a curious aha moment, where I realized many of thecurrent books I ve read on the subject were written in light of Ross work Some have supported his work, others have found fault and contradicted him there are many shades and variations in the reactions to Ross version, to be sure I found the over reliance on large, somewhat bland, illustrations and the slight text detracted from this overall pres On reading this survey very short history of the Wars of the Roses by Ross, I had a curious aha moment, where I realized many of thecurrent books I ve read on the subject were written in light of Ross work Some have supported his work, others have found fault and contradicted him there are many shades and variations in the reactions to Ross version, to be sure I found the over reliance on large, somewhat bland, illustrations and the slight text detracted from this overall presentation It s a cursory sur
Snooze fest Took my time getting through it though, wanting it to get better The last chapter on the consequences of the Wars of the Roses was the most interesting and engaging Much of what comes before is dry and turns the events of the Wars into a laundry list of minor skirmishes and a who s wh
An excellent analysis of the War of the Roses, covering royalty, nobles, minor and major, merchants, clergy, as well as all the small folk as G R.R Martin would say Lovely illustrations and photos throughout of primary sources stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, tomb effigi
Not bad as a brief, overall history, but bogged down with traditionallist assumptions Excellent overview I find Charles Ross a clear and entertaining writer Unlike some historians and fiction authors, Ross gives Edward IV his due with respect to Edward s clash with his cousin and eventual nemesis the Earl of Warwick Unfortunately, the jacket text doesn t reflect this It mentions the dashing Warwick the Kingmaker and ignores Edward completely, even though it was Edward who, with brains, daring, and courage, won the Wars of the Roses by
I found this to be a nice, brief overview of the Wars of the Roses, although you need about twenty hands and some playing cards to keep track of everyone Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Richard, Earl of Warwick, etc., etc I especially enjoyed the final chapter that discussed the impact that the Wars had on the entire country, given that there was fighting off and on from 1455 ish until 1485 when Henry VII came to power It was interesting to learn that in
Review I thought that this book was much better than others I ve read, just what it says on the cover a concise history of the Wars of the Roses It covers the period from Henry V to Henry VII, with particu
For a short book, this took me ages to read There wasmilitary stuff explained than I was expecting My intent was for this to help me better understand the history as I began to read The White Queen, bu
Good history of a very confusing era If you re interested in English mid late medieval history this is a good read The chapters are about different aspects of the war , which I learned was surprisingly short although it went on for about 30 y
Picked this one up when all the names in Richard III s biography started running together I needed something to which I could attach them Ross writes a concise history of the Wars that moves at a fair clip fast enough to keep th

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Wars of the Roses
  • Charles Derek Ross
  • English
  • 10 November 2018
  • 050027407X