Tewkesbury 1471: The Last Yorkist Victory by Christopher GravettTewkesbury 1471: The Last Yorkist Victory by Christopher Gravett

Tewkesbury 1471: The Last Yorkist Victory

byChristopher GravettIllustratorGraham Turner

Paperback | October 22, 2003

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In this book Christopher Gravett details the climactic events of 1471 and the battle that virtually extinguished the Lancastrian cause. After the crushing Yorkist victory at Towton in 1461, King Edward IV appeared to have triumphed in England's bloody Wars of the Roses (1455-1485). The Lancastrian King Henry VI was even a prisoner in the Tower of London. By 1470, however, Edward's erstwhile ally the Earl of Warwick - The 'Kingmaker' - had joined the Lancastrians and a final reckoning was inevitable. Warwick perished at Barnet in April 1471, and on 4 May Edward confronted his enemies, including Edward, Prince and last hope of the House of Lancaster, at Tewkesbury.
Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous television and film productions. His other Osprey titles include the three-volume analysis of the development of the English Medieval Knight, Warrior 35,...
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Title:Tewkesbury 1471: The Last Yorkist VictoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.88 × 7.25 × 0.23 inPublished:October 22, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841765147

ISBN - 13:9781841765143

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Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Origins of the Campaign/The Commanders/Opposing Forces/The Pursuit to Tewkesbury/The Battle/Aftermath/The Battlefield today/Further Reading/Index

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Books in Osprey's 'Campaign' series stand out at both secondary and college levels as works' that will engage and sustain student interest ... sophisticated maps and comprehensive graphics complement the texts without overwhelming them.