War of the Roses

Wars of the Roses – Two Houses Divided. Plantagenet cousins: York and Lancaster.

Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England 1455-1485 between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides,red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict: both houses direct descendants of king Edward III; ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI w/ unpopular nobles;civil unrest w/ pop.; lords with private armies; & episodes of mental illness by Henry VI.Wars ended when Richard III(last Yorkist king)defeated @ Bosworth in…

Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides, red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists.

The battles which were fought during The Wars of The Roses~  1455: The First Battle of St Albans 1460: Battle of Northampton 1460: The Battle of Wakefield 1471: Battle of Barnet 1471: Battle of Tewkesbury 1485: Battle of Bosworth Field

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12 surprising facts about the Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet, 1471 - the death of Richard Neville, 16th earl of Warwick. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images)

12 surprising facts about the Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet, 1471 - the death of Richard Neville, earl of Warwick. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images)

The Battle of Deptford Bridge (also known as Battle of Blackheath) took place on 17 June 1497 on a site in present-day Deptford south-east London, adjacent to the River Ravensbourne and was the culminating event of the Cornish Rebellion. Henry VII had mustered an army of some 25,000 men and the Cornish lacked the supporting cavalry and artillery arms essential to the professional forces of the time.  by wraithdt on DeviantArt

This is a one-sheet poster I did for Radical Publishing's Assassins a while back. A highly fictional and fantastical take on the medieval Crusades, its shows Richard the Lionheart and Saladin .

Detail from Graham Turner's Battle of st Albans.Fought on the 22nd May 1455, this was the first battle of what would become known as the Wars of the Roses.

Detail from Graham Turner's Battle of st Albans.Fought on the May this was the first battle of what would become known as the Wars of the Roses.

A portrait of Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI and Queen of England at the start of the Wars of the Roses | Flickr -

♔ Margaret of Anjou Queen consort of England from 1445 to 1461 and again from 1470 to She also claimed to be Queen consort of France from 1445 to 1453

Excellent family tree explaining relationships and battles of the War of the Roses

[Great Britain] Excellent family tree explaining relationships and battles of the War of the Roses

Margaret of Anjou (1430 –1482) - wife of Henry VI; a key figure in the Wars of the Roses & at times personally led the Lancastrians. She lost her son Edward, Prince of Wales, at the Battle of Tewkesbury.

Margaret (Marguerite) of Anjou - wife of Henry VI; a key figure in the Wars of the Roses & at times personally led the Lancastrians. She lost her son Edward, Prince of Wales, at the Battle of Tewkesbury and Henry VI was murdered in the Tower of London.

Aneurin Barnard plays the young Richard in the BBC's epic Wars Of The Roses drama The White Queen - and then the nightmares began

Richard III came back to haunt me! How the discovery of Richard III's skeleton spooked Aneurin Barnard, the man playing him in The White Queen

Aneurin Barnard plays the young Richard in the BBC's epic Wars Of The Roses drama The White Queen - and then the nightmares began. He played a fantastic Richard, truely believable!

The Wars of the Roses were fought in Britain from 1455 to 1485. A dynastic conflict, the Wars of the Roses saw the Houses of Lancaster and York struggle for the English throne. The Wars of the Roses ended with the triumph of the Lancasterians and the ascent of Henry Tudor.

Wars of the Roses: An Overview

Richard Plantagenet Duke of York from the House of York. son of Richard of Conisburgh, Earl of Cambridge, Earl of Cambridge & Anne de Mortimer, daughter of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March.

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