The Wars of the Roses: England's bloodiest civil war

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The wars of the Roses and the struggle for the English throne.

Treachery, betrayal and murder were all common themes of the English Wars of the Roses (or War of the Roses). Fought behind the Royal Plantagenet house's of York and Lancaster, the Wars of the Roses resulted in 30 years of bloodshed with the English crown changing hands no fewer than 6 times. If you think that Game of Thrones is brutal then think again. The wars of the Roses were the real deal. From the incompetent King Henry VI to the treacherous King Richard III, this is the story of the struggle to control the throne of England and the ultimate rise of the Tudor's.

Images used from Warsoftheroses.com, The Hollow Crown and The White Queen.

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Music "Virtutes Instrumenti" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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