Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England 1455-1485 between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides,red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict: both houses direct descendants of king Edward III; ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI w/ unpopular nobles;civil unrest w/ pop.; lords with private armies; & episodes of mental illness by Henry VI.Wars ended when Richard III(last Yorkist king)defeated @ Bosworth in…

Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides, red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists.

War of the Roses

Wars of the Roses – Two Houses Divided. Plantagenet cousins: York and Lancaster.

A batalha de Bosworth era a última batalha importante da Guerra das Duas Rosas que se alastraram por toda a Inglaterra na segunda metade do século 15.

This is a one-sheet poster I did for Radical Publishing's Assassins a while back. A highly fictional and fantastical take on the medieval Crusades, its shows Richard the Lionheart and Saladin .

The battles which were fought during The Wars of The Roses~  1455: The First Battle of St Albans 1460: Battle of Northampton 1460: The Battle of Wakefield 1471: Battle of Barnet 1471: Battle of Tewkesbury 1485: Battle of Bosworth Field

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Stained glass windows in St James church, Sutton Cheney. - Richard III and Henry VII The Battle of Bosworth. ---Henry Tudor, led a rebellion to take the throne from King Richard III, the rightful heir, killed him on the battle field and began the bloody reign of the Tudors

Aug Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, making Henry VII King of England; the Tudor dynasty begins. IMAGE: A stained glass from St. James Church, Sutton Cheney showing Richard III and Henry VII facing one another at Bosworth Field.

12 surprising facts about the Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet, 1471 - the death of Richard Neville, 16th earl of Warwick. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images)

12 surprising facts about the Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet, 1471 - the death of Richard Neville, earl of Warwick. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images)

The Pole's were the last Plantagenet line, and had a good claim to the throne - which meant they had to die - this sad continuation of the 15th century wars of the roses well into Henry's reign.

Margaret Pole the Blessed, Countess of Salisbury was an English peeress. She was the daughter of George of Clarence, who was the brother of King Edward IV and King Richard III.

Detail from Graham Turner's Battle of st Albans.Fought on the 22nd May 1455, this was the first battle of what would become known as the Wars of the Roses.

Detail from Graham Turner's Battle of st Albans.Fought on the May this was the first battle of what would become known as the Wars of the Roses.

-this isn't Towton this is one of the battles from the Swiss-Burgundian wars fought in the same period as the wars of the roses but an entirely separate conflict although the Burgundians did have a large number of English longbowmen in their ranks. You can tell all that by looking at the 2 figures closest to the edge the shield is one from a Burgundian knight whilst the figure with the pike opposing him has a Swiss badge on his sleeve -the Swiss won the war .

Today in Swiss-Burgundian Wars: Swiss infantry shatters the army of Charles the Bold at Hericourt

Elizabeth Woodville (also spelled Wydeville or Widvile; c. 1437[1] – 8 June 1492) was Queen consort of England as the spouse of King Edward IV from 1464 until his death in 1483. Elizabeth was a key figure in the series of dynastic civil wars known as the Wars of the Roses. Her first husband, Sir John Grey of Groby was killed at the Second Battle of St Albans. Her children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; the latter made her the maternal grandmother of Henry VIII.

Wars of the Roses: An Overview

Elizabeth Woodville (Also known as Elizabeth Rivers or Elizabeth Grey), daughter of Richard Woodville, Baron Rivers, and Jaquetta of Luxembourg, Dowager Duchess of Bedford. Widow of Sir John Grey. Queen of King Edward IV.

Battle of Bosworth, War of the Roses

Battle of Bosworth August 1485 - At the height of the Battle, the King's vanguard, led by the Duke of Norfolk, engages the main body of Henry Tudor's army, commanded by the Earl of Oxford.

Territories during the English Civil war of 1455, also known as the War of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England.

Territories during the Wars of the Roses, a series of dynastic wars fought for the throne of England between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York.

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