Edward IV of England

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  • Why Was Henry VII A Usurper?

    as having ended the Wars of the Roses and uniting a bitterly divided England. By defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and marrying Elizabeth of York he brought together the Houses of Lancaster and York under his new Tudor banner. However, Henry’s reign was not going to be straightforward and he had many issues which challenged his security on the throne. Henry had to ensure he dealt with rivals to the throne as well as making sure he ruled England in a firm but fair way. At the start of King Henry VII’s reign, he was seen as a usurper, not the natural heir to the throne of England. One reason Henry VII was seen as a usurper was because he had taken the throne through violence and with help from the French. Another argument against Henry VII’s reign was because…

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  • The White Rose: The War Of The Roses

    The War of the Roses marked a Huge defeat for us when Cadbury’s fell. In this Essay I will explain some events during this time, as well as the people involved. I will tell why it happened and when. The War of Roses lasted for thirty-two years and was fought in Medieval England. The War of the Roses were a series of civil wars fought in Medieval England from 1455 to 1487. This 32 years was a bitter struggle for the English Throne, which was waged between two branches of the same family, the…

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  • Tower Of London Research Paper

    There are many iconic landmarks in England. The Big Ben, the London Eye, Stonehenge, and Buckingham Palace are all examples. Although the Tower of London isn’t as well known as Big Ben or the London Eye, it is still very important to England’s history. The Tower of London’s history, structure, and former prisoners have all made it what it is today. There is a lot of history involving the Tower of London. After King Edward of England did not live up to his promise of giving his throne to William,…

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  • Analysis Of Venkatrarma's Painting Of The Kurukshetra War

    Venkatrarma’s painting of the Kurukshetra War serves as an artistic response to war, primarily because it portrays the battle between a group of cousins (Kauravs and Pandavs) for the throne of an Indian Kingdom known as Kuru. The account of the battle is from the epic Indian story, Mahabharata. The painting by the artist depicts the time when chakravyuh was formed as a defensive formation which appears like a blooming lotus by the commander in chief of Kauravs in the battle of Kurukshetra. As…

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  • Henry Vi's War Of The Roses

    The war of the roses was a series of civil wars between the House of York and the House of Lancaster for the throne of England. Both families were families of the House of Plantagenet, which was a royal house that originated from the lands of Anjou in France. The emblem of membership worn by the York’s war a white rose and a red rose for the Lancastrians in turn the war was named the war of the roses. In 1422 Henry VI became Kind of England and thank to his father’s (Henry V) war success he…

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  • War Of The Roses Book Review

    Tzu’s philosophies dictated in his book, “The Art of War,” were incorporated in regards to spy work and espionage. Using Sun Tzu’s works, I will show similarities and try to effectively argue that the War of the Roses took a page out of Sun Tzu’s playbook. Background The prominent House of Lancaster was established by Henry of Bolingbroke in 1399, after conquering and deposing his cousin Richard II, King of England. Henry of Bolingbroke was then crowned as Henry IV. Henry IV’s claim to the…

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  • Richard III Villain

    that Richard III is a killer. Richard kills or more often has people kill for him. There is a list of people, including; George Duke of Clarence, Lord Hastings, Lord Rivers, and the two men with him. He is said to have had his nephews Edward V and Richard, Duke of York killed. He also kills the Duke of Buckingham, and his wife and Anne Neville. It is also understood that Richard killed Henry VI, Henrys son Edward, Prince of Wales, and Anne Neville’s first husband. Historically, there were fewer…

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  • Henry VII Failures

    How successfully did Henry VII deal with the problems he faced during his reign? The success of Henry VII is clearly seen throughout is reign in the number of defining, long-lasting but generally political un-taxing decisions he made. Several of these contributed to the longevity of the Tudor dynasty and worked to bring stability and balance to England in the years succeeding the Wars of the Roses. While there were a number of failures during reign, none of them were particularly devastating and…

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  • King Richard 2 Analysis

    describes England as a garden. John of Gaunt, giving this speech at his deathbed, is hopeful that with his last breath, he would have the ability to offer the young King Richard some advice that he would listen to. He asks, "Will the king come that I may breathe my last / In wholesome counsel to his unstaid youth?" (Bevington, 2014)(2.1.1-2). With the acknowledgment that he probably sounds like a prophet in the Old Testament, he goes on to say that Richard is headed for doom: "His rash fierce…

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  • Henry Vii's Achievements

    Many historians wonder what is the most sole significant achievement of Henry VII’s – making the crown of England dynasty or making the country itself better. On 21st April 1509 Henry VII sadly passed away, leaving the crown to his youngest son, Henry VIII. Henry VIII then later married Catherine of Aragon on 11th June and after had their coronation on 24th June 1509 at Westminster Abby. Henry VII’s sole achievement was to pass the throne onto his son, which he did manage to pass the throne…

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