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Few English monarchs fought harder for the right to rule than King Edward IV—Shakespeare’s glorious son of York. Cast in the true Plantagenet mold, more than six feet tall, he was a charismatic leader. In the 11 years between 1460 and 1471, he fought five major battles in the Wars of the Roses. Three of them rank among the most decisive of the medieval period. This book covers Edward’s family background, the Yorkist takeover, and the drift to war. It charts the tensions created by the Woodville marriage and Edward’s deposition and exile by the Earl of Warwick. The return of the king brought with it battles anew and Edward’s decisive campaigns against Warwick and Margaret of Anjou. This is a history of Edward IV’s struggle to gain and retain the kingship of England.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Jeffrey James
Street Date: December 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-2036