Tag: war of the roses

War of the Roses: The Battle of Bosworth Field

The Wars of the Roses were fought primarily by private armies recruited by peerage and…

The Battle-Ax

The battle-ax was developed in A.D. 500. The first version, the francisca, was named after…

Margaret of Anjou, the Fighting Queen

The life of Margaret of Anjou was not that of a meek noblewoman content with…

The War of the Roses: A Red Storm Rising

Ruling on behalf of feeble-minded King Henry VI, Richard of York marched north to quash…

Like Apples Fallen In Autumn: The Battle of Shrewsbury

While the 16-year-old Prince of Wales waited with a small force at the Battle of…

The House of Plantagenet & The War of the Roses

The House of Lancaster defeated the House of York—both branches of the House of Plantagenet—during…

Lord Howard: Turning the Flank at Flodden Hill

With the flower of Scots chivalry dug in atop Flodden Hill, English Lord Howard proposed…

The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV and Margaret of Anjou

When King Edward IV left for Coventry following the Battle of Tewkesbury, he no longer…

How the Cannon Marked the End of the Knight’s Suit of Armor

By the late 15th century, knights’ suits of armor had reached their pinnacle. But the…