Ten Minute English and British History #16 - The Wars of the Roses

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This episode covers the infamous Wars of the Roses (yes plural) which engulfed England after its failure during the Hundred Years' War. This conflict saw the House of Lancaster and the House of York fight it out for the throne. Some of England's most famous kings, Henry VI, Edward IV, the short-lived Edward V and most famously, Richard III are all covered in this episode which ends with the establishment of the Tudor Dynasty.

Recommended Books:

Alison Weir - Lancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses - Probably the best overview of the Wars given their complexity. Like most overviews it really glosses over the later parts but barring that it's excellent.

Michael Hicks - The Wars of the Roses - Another very good overview but a bit more detailed (this one also has a timeline in it). Slightly harder to get into than Weir's book, though.

Ten Minute English and British History is a series of short, ten minute animated narrative documentaries that are designed as revision refreshers or simple introductions to a topic. Please note that these are not meant to be comprehensive and there's a lot of stuff I couldn't fit into the episodes that I would have liked to. Thank you for watching, though, it's always appreciated.
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