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The Wars of the Roses : Through the Lives of Five Men and Women of the Fifteenth Century
The Wars of the Roses Through the Lives of Five Men and Women of the Fifteenth Century
Author: Desmond Seward
ISBN-13: 9780140234022
ISBN-10: 0140234020
Publication Date: 12/1/1996
Pages: 416
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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From the back cover: In the Tradition of Barbar Tuchman, Desmond Seward here evokes the facinating era of England's first revolution and most bloodthirsty period. He chronicles the turbulent times through the colorful, engrossing stories of five people: William Hastings, the brave, charming courtier and Yorkist soldier; John de Vere, earl of Oxford, the head of England's most ancient noble family and a staunch Lancastrian; Lady Margaret Beaufort, the richest woman in England, of royal blood herself and the mother of the future Henry VII; Dr. John Morton, an ecclesiastic and statesmenwho orchestrated many of the behind-the-scenes political manuevers of the day; and Jane Shore, the beautiful daughter of a rich London merchant and sometime consort of kings and noblemen. This 15th century history reads like a novel. Color and black/white photos included.