The War of the Roses

A beautiful hardcover in near fine condition. A pristine, seemingly unread copy in a slipcase.


Desmond Seward


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The Wars of the Roses Synopsis

During the fifteenth century, England was split in a bloody conflict between the Houses of York and Lancaster over who should claim the crown. The civil wars consumed the whole nation in a series of battles that eventually saw the Tudor dynasty take power. The story of this complex and dangerous period of history is told through the lives of five men and women who experienced the conflict first hand. In a gripping narrative the personal trials of the principal characters interweave with the major events and personalities of one of the most significant turning points in British history.

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About Desmond Seward

Desmond Seward (22 May 1935 – 3 April 2022) was a British historian and the author of many books, including biographies of Henry IV of France, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Marie Antoinette, Empress Eugénie and Napoleon’s family. He specialised in Britain and France in the late Middle Ages.

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