Category Archives: History

Posts which deal with actual rather than fictional history

Faction and Politics at the Outbreak of the Wars of the Roses – Part 4: Cat Among the Pigeons!

In the fourth, and final, post on this subject I shall have a look at how Richard, Duke of York’s apparently impregnable position deteriorated after the battle of St Albans and brought about civil war.  The Fallout from St Albans … Continue reading

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Faction and Politics at the Outbreak of the Wars of the Roses – Part 3

Part 3: Picking Sides Today I’m continuing my sequence of short posts on the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses. Now I know that some folk suggest that the wars did not start in 1455 but earlier – or … Continue reading

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Faction and Politics for Dummies at the Outbreak of the Wars of the Roses – Part 2

Part 2: Richard, Duke of York v Edmund, Duke of Beaufort This is the second of a series of posts intended to explain the events leading up to the outbreak of hostilities in 1455, known as the Wars of the … Continue reading

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Faction and Politics for Dummies at the Outbreak of the Wars of the Roses

Part 1: Richard, Duke of York, becomes Protector of the Realm In 1454, Richard Duke of York, the leading peer of the realm – was given the poisoned chalice: he was appointed Protector of the Realm in view of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Days of Sun and Glory by Anna Belfrage

  In this second book in her King’s Greatest Enemy series, Anna Belfrage builds on the excellent set of characters introduced to us in In The Shadow of the Storm. The new novel concentrates once again on the exploits of … Continue reading

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Scars From The Past Goes Paperback

Tomorrow, December 1st, Scars From The Past, is out in paperback. It’s the first of a new Wars of the Roses series set during the 1480s. The Elder family are still the focus of the story and much of the … Continue reading

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Scars From the Past

The new series is tantalisingly close now. Scars From the Past, the first of the series, is on pre-order now at Amazon and will go live on November 24th! The paperback will follow a week or so later. An unwelcome … Continue reading

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