War of the Roses. In case you ever need a quick reminder of who was who. Royal Flashback...

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Its a website dedicated to the wars of the roses, pictured is a map showing where the major battles where fought.

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Book Review – ‘The Woodvilles’ by Susan Higginbotham

Elizabeth Woodville was Queen consort of England as the spouse of King Edward IV. She was born c. 1437 and died 8 June She had 10 children by King Edward IV. Edward's love for his wife is celebrated in sonnet 75 of Philip Sidney's Astrophel and Stella.

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The Wars of the Roses - Battles. The rivalry between the house of York and the House of Lancaster started when King Richard II was overthrown by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, in 1399. But the Wars of the Roses actually began on May 22, 1455 with First Battle of St Albans when Richard, Duke of York and his ally, Richard, Earl of Warwick defeated the Lancastrians under Edmund Beaufort who was killed. York captured Henry VI.

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Bosworth Cross - found near battle of Bosworth, currently on display at Yale Museum of British Art

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Jasper Tudor son of Owen Tudor and Katherine of Valois (widow of Henry V) and half brother of Henry VI. Brother of Edmund Tudor (father of the future Henry VII). Jasper played a major role on behalf of the Lancastians in the Wars of the Roses and was with his nephew Henry Tudor in exile in Brittany. He married during Henry VII's reign, but had no legitimate heir.

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Wars of the Roses, Houses of Lancaster & York, A Family Tree by G ґ ε ʇ ɔ н ε η B╚ ḯ Ⓣ ẕ

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Micklegate Bar (in York) is probably the most important Bar being the gateway to the south. The Bar was therefore the natural location for the city dignitaries to greet visiting royalty but it was also the principal gate for displaying the heads of traitors! York, England

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