The Wars Of The Roses Desmond Seward New Folio Society [2011]


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The Wars Of The Roses by Desmond Seward

While most histories focus on the rival kings – Henry VI and Edward IV, Richard III and Henry VII – Seward builds his account around five individuals from both sides, whose eventful careers spanned the wars. They are the Yorkist hero William Hastings, noted for his bravery, personal charm and dissolute private life, the Lancastrian John de Vere, a fine soldier and tactician, Lady Margaret Beaufort, who founded the Tudor dynasty when she gave birth to the future Henry VII at the age of 13; Dr John Morton, who was taken prisoner by the Yorkists after the battle of Tewkesbury and joined their cause and Jane Shore, the mistress of Edward IV, forced to do public penance by walking barefoot through the City of London. Seward uses these five figures to guide us skilfully through the plots, beheadings, dynastic marriages, murders and exiles of these terrible decades and shows how, because of the fragility of the regimes, these difficult choices had to be made again and again. This is an outstanding account, both vivid and intimate, of one of the bloodiest periods in English history.


  • Folio Society Unknown Impression
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 2[011]
  • Black Buckram Hardback, 400 pp
  • With 24 pages of colour and b/w plates
  • Size 250 x 170mm, 1.4kg

Condition: Brand New – Still In Original Cellophane Wrap

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