The Wars of the Roses / Michael Hicks.

Published
  • New Haven : Yale University Press c2010
Physical description
1 online resource (352 p.)
ISBN
  • 0-300-17009-2
Notes
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
  • English
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-315) and index.
Contents
  • pt. 1. Understanding the Wars of the Roses -- pt. 2. Why the wars began -- pt. 3. Why the wars recurred -- pt. 4. Why the wars ended.
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  • English
  • The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) were a major turning point in English history. But the underlying causes for the successive upheavals have been hotly contested by historians ever since. In this original and stimulating new synthesis, distinguished historian Michael Hicks examines the difficult economic, military, and financial crises and explains, for the first time, the real reasons why the Wars of the Roses began, why they kept recurring, and why, eventually, they ceased. Alongside fresh assessments of key personalities, Hicks sheds new light on the significance of the involvement of the people in politics, the intervention of foreign powers in English affairs, and a fifteenth-century credit crunch. Combining a meticulous dissection of competing dynamics with a clear account of the course of events, this is a definitive and indispensable history of a compelling, complex period.

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The Wars of the Roses / Michael Hicks.

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Published
  • New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press 2012
Physical description
xvi, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, genealogical tables, map, portraits ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 9780300181579
  • 0300181574
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-315) and index.
Contents
  • pt. I UNDERSTANDING THE WARS OF THE ROSES -- 1. What Were the Wars of the Roses? -- 2. Why Did the Wars of the Roses Happen? -- 3. How the System Worked -- 4. Problems with the System -- pt. II WHY THE WARS BEGAN -- 5. Preconditions: The Crisis of 1450 -- 6. Preconditions: Personalities and Issues -- 7. Preconditions: Recovery Aborted 1451-6 -- 8. Preconditions: No Progress 1456-9 -- 9. The First War 1459-61 -- pt. III WHY THE WARS RECURRED -- 10. Wounds Unhealed 1461-9 -- 11. The Second War 1469-71 -- 12. The Third War: First Phase 1483-5 -- 13. The Third War 1485-1525 -- pt. IV WHY THE WARS ENDED -- 14. The End of the Wars -- 15. Epilogue.
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  • History.
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  • English

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