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 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…

The Battle of Towton was fought during the Wars of the Roses on 29 March 1461, in Yorkshire. It was the "largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil". More than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought for hours in a snowstorm, which was Palm Sunday. A newsletter reported that 28,000. The engagement brought about a change in England—Edward IV displaced Henry VI as King of England, driving the head of the Lancastrians and his key supporters out of the country.

The Battle of Towton was fought during the Wars of the Roses on 29 March 1461, in Yorkshire. It was the "largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil". More than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought for hours in a snowstorm, which was Palm Sunday. A newsletter reported that 28,000. The engagement brought about a change in England—Edward IV displaced Henry VI as King of England, driving the head of the Lancastrians and his key supporters out of the country.

Wars of the Roses, Houses of Lancaster & York, A Family Tree by G ґ ε ʇ ɔ н ε η B╚ ḯ Ⓣ ẕ

Wars of the Roses, Houses of Lancaster & York, A Family Tree by G ґ ε ʇ ɔ н ε η B╚ ḯ Ⓣ ẕ

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, 16th earl of Warwick. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images)

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 22nd May 1455, this was the first battle of what would become known as the Wars of the Roses.

Excellent family tree explaining relationships and battles of the War of the Roses

Excellent family tree explaining relationships and battles of the War of the Roses

Margaret of Anjou (French: Marguerite d'Anjou) (23 March 1430 – 25 August 1482) was the wife of King Henry VI of England. As such, she was Queen consort of England from 1445 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. She also claimed to be Queen consort of France from 1445 to 1453. Born in the Duchy of Lorraine, into the House of Valois-Anjou, Margaret was the second eldest daughter of René I of Naples and Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine.

Margaret of Anjou (French: Marguerite d'Anjou) (23 March 1430 – 25 August 1482) was the wife of King Henry VI of England. As such, she was Queen consort of England from 1445 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. She also claimed to be Queen consort of France from 1445 to 1453. Born in the Duchy of Lorraine, into the House of Valois-Anjou, Margaret was the second eldest daughter of René I of Naples and Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine.

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