Tag: war of the roses

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War of the Roses: The Battle of Bosworth Field

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

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The Battle-Ax

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

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Margaret of Anjou, the Fighting Queen

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lord Howard: Turning the Flank at Flodden Hill

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

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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…

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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…