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Wars of the Roses: Chicago in 15th century

An artist's impression of the Battle of Tewkesbury / lookandlearn.com

An artist’s impression of the Battle of Tewkesbury / lookandlearn.com

Historians cannot refer to the Wars of the Roses as a ‘civil war’. They were a series of private battles fought between private armies financed by soldierly aristocrats, roughly divided into two factions – the houses of Lancaster and York. They were territorial in that the lords, having chosen which side to join, used the resultant conflicts as a Heaven-sent opportunity to increase their already considerable lands and the castles built on them.

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By | 2010-10-18T16:50:50+00:00 October 18th, 2010|English History|0 Comments
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