The Wars of the Roses by Terence WiseThe Wars of the Roses by Terence Wise

The Wars of the Roses

byTerence WiseIllustratorGerry Embleton


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Much myth and fantasy surrounds the events of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485): a bloody and prolonged dynastic struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster. Terence Wise's fascinating text lays bare the real story, and examines the armies, liveries and badges of the conflict. The author's readable account provides a comprehensive guide as to who fought whom, where, when, why and for what, from the origins of the Wars to such famous battles as Tewkesbury and Bosworth. The accompanying photographs, illustrations and colour plates by Gerry Embleton clearly detail the arms, armor and standards of the time.
Terence Wise is one of Osprey's most popular authors and has been a respected historical writer for more than 25 years. With numerous books and articles to his credit, he has contributed more than a dozen titles to the Men-At-Arms series, mainly on medieval subjects including studies of the military orders.
Title:The Wars of the RosesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.22 × 0.09 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0850455200

ISBN - 13:9780850455205

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Table of Contents

Introduction · The Wars of the Roses · 1455-1464 · 1469-1471 · 1483-1487 · The Armies · Liveries and Badges · The Plates

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This book takes a look into the 'Civil War' more commonly known as the Wars of the Roses, and focuses on the uniforms and appearance of the men fighting in this long, bloody war.