The War of the Roses Essay

3289 Words Oct 21st, 2012 14 Pages
British Studies

• Introduction • Name of The War of the Roses • Famous people in The War of the Roses • Causes of The War of the Roses • The War of the Roses • The result and impact of The War of the Roses • The summary • Bibliography


T he Middle Age considers one of the most exciting periods in English history. One of the most historical events of medieval era is the Wars of the Roses in the fifteenth century. The Hundred Years’ War , in which England lost practically all its lands in France, ended in 1453, but there was no peace in the country. The feudal struggle had broken out and the atmosphere in this country was instable and uncertain leading to
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He was the first Yorkist King of England. The first half of his rule was marred by the violence associated with the Wars of the Roses, but he overcame the Lancastrian challenge to this throne at Tewkesbury in 1471 to reign in peace until his sudden death.
Reign 26 June 1483 – 22 August 1485
Coronation 6 July 1483 Predecessor Edward V
Successor Henry VII
Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 during the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. III. CAUSES OF THE WAR OF THE ROSES
● There are three main causes leading to the War of the Roses. ❖ The first reason is the political crisis (dynastic problems) - In 1215, the Norman barons were united with the Saxon nobles and the growing bourgeoisie of the big towns and they took park in the governing in the country. During the Hundred years’ war, they built castles with high walls and kept private armies of thousands of men. Realizing the danger with big barons represented to the crown, Edward III tried to marry his sons to their daughters, and the heiresses of the House but this not help to strengthen the position of the House Plantagenet. Then,

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