Dan Jones – The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

Dan Jones – The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

An utterly conventional kings-and-battles account of the period. It’s a good survey of the period, but readers will have to go elsewhere if they want memorable portraits of the personalities involved, what everyday life was like in castle or court, or for the soldiers and their families, what the period’s economy and technology were like, what intellectual or religious life were like, or even the larger historical significance of the York-Lancaster rivalry.

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