The second volume of a rip-roaring, two-part history of England's longest and bloodiest civil war, narrated as a medieval 'game of thrones' by a master military historian. England, 1462. The Yorkist Edward IV has been king for 3 years since his victory at Towton. The former Lancastrian king Henry VI languishes in the Tower. But Edward will soon alienate his backers by favouring the family of his ambitious wife, Elizabeth Woodville. And he will fall out with his chief supporter, Warwick 'the Kingmaker', with dire consequences.
BATTLE ROYAL is the second part of a 2-volume history of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne from 1450 until 1485. Hugh Bicheno tells the story of the Wars of the Roses as an enthralling, character-driven saga of interwoven families, narrating each chapter from the point of view of a key player in the wider drama.
Volume 2 describes three Lancastrian attempts to overthrow the Yorkists, and ends with the death of Edward's successor Richard III at Bosworth in 1485, and the accession of Henry VII and the Tudor dynasty.
- Publication Date:
- 21 / 11 / 2016
- 156 x 235mm