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Lancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses

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Lancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses by Alison WeirLancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir is an historical book covering much of the fifteenth century, and some of the fourteenth century, chronicling and examining the causes, effects and the course of the Wars of the Roses.

The Wars of the Roses were, in simplistic terms, the struggle between the houses of Lancaster and York for the crown of England during the fifteenth century. Henry VI of Lancaster was descended from an usurper of the throne, and so when he turned out to be a feeble and easily led ruler, the crown was taken by Edward IV of York, who asserted that he had a better claim to the throne and that he would be a better leader.

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