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    bloodline which traces its roots back to John of Gaunt duke of Lancaster. This lineage belongs to the House of Beaufort, which was established when John of Gaunt had his son who was born of a mistress legitimized. The only stipulation to this legitimization was that the Beaufort line would never be able to enter the line of succession for the Throne of England. Sadly, the Yorkists which would oppose the Lancastrians in the Wars of the Roses never came to the realization that an illegitimate child would grow up, and acquire an army powerful enough to eliminate all opposition. Henry goes about acquiring this army by becoming one of the last male claimants to the…

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    ruler in refusing standing armies of nobles to ensure their loyalty to him, and the effectiveness of the government under his rule with economic progress of enforcing laws and his overall success as a monarch of England. In order to be a fox you must be sly, deceptive, and cunning. Machiavelli wrote that it is necessary for a ruler to be a fox in order to deceive but not be deceived. In order to secure and stabilize his power and his family's lineage, Henry VII had his Royal Council handle the…

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    Henry VII is remembered in history 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…

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    Albans, resulted in a Yorkist victory and four years of uneasy truce. St. Albans was the northern approach to the capitol. The battle of St. Albans began because the House of York thought that Henry’s wife Margaret of Anjou was planning the destruction of the House of York. The battle of St. Albans was on May 22, 1455. This is considered to be the first battle in the Wars of the Roses. When the battle finally ended, the Lancastrians were in full retreat. Henry VI was captured and taken…

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    The war of the roses was a civil war in England that started in 1455 and wanted control of the throne of England with the House of Lancaster, and the House of York. The war was a power struggle due to Henry VI poor leadership and volubility of another noble taking Henry VI place. Major causes of the conflict were that both houses were direct descendents of king Edward III arguing about who should be king, Henry VI mental illness ,and how Henry VI had let the nobles have their own powerful…

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    violence and civil disobedience came before the strong government of the Tudors. The series of civil wars lasted from 1455-1485 and were fought between the House of Lancaster and the House of York for the English throne. The series of wars were named many years later after the supposed badges of the two parties: the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster. The two houses claimed the throne through the descent from the sons of Edward III. Because the Lancastrians held the throne…

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    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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    A new era in world history can usually be marked by some event that causes great social or political upheaval. In England between 1455 and 1487, a dynastic power struggle between two houses of the Plantagenet royal family marks the beginning of the English early modern period. This contention for the throne was known as the Wars of the Roses, and was a large factor in the end of feudalism in England. While most other major powers in Europe had already begun the transition into modernity, England…

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    This selection was written to describe the conditions of tenement houses, overcrowded slums that filled New York City during the late 1900’s. The first sentence of this selection states, “The first tenement New York knew bore the mark of Cain from its birth, though a generation passed before the writing was deciphered.” The author means that tenement houses were “cursed,” or were terrible creations from the very beginning, but this was ignored and not tended to for a long time. The owners of…

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    finally making the big move from New York to Texas. The house we lived in was my childhood home and my husband and I shared it for fifteen years together. This was not going to be an easy task. Our first hurdle was preparing for this huge adventure. Secondly, we needed to drive both cars down. That meant that we would not have the other person to take over driving when our eyelids became as heavy as weights over our eyes. Finally, we would need to settle into this strange new world. My…

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