The Wan ol the Roses
1377 - 1471
The Wars of the Roses, 1377-1471, were a series of English civil wars fought for
the control of the throne of England between two rival cadet branches of the
House of Plantagenet, Lancaster and York. The Scottish historian Robert Balmain
Mowat (1883-1941) writes that these wars saw "the death of the old England and
the beginning of the new." But they also saw the emergence of great
personalities: the noble Richard of York, Warwick the Kingmaker, King Edward
IV, indolent and energetic by turns, and his relentless opponent, Margaret of
Anjou, a true she-wolf of France.
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