Wars of the Roses & Henry VII: Britain 1450-1509
Access to History Series

By Roger Turvey
November 2010
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444110074
186 pages, Illustrated
$29.50 Paper original

About the series
The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for advanced level history students, offering:
- Authoritative, engaging and accessible content
- Comprehensive coverage of the AS and A level history specifications
- Design features, study guides and web support to help students achieve exam success.

The Wars of the Roses and Henry VII: Britain 1450–1509
This title examines the origins, nature and impact of the dynastic struggle between the noble factions grouped around the royal houses of York and Lancaster between 1450-1509 and the political change and confict this generated. In particular it offers an in-depth analysis of:
- Henry VI and the origins of the Wars of the Roses
- The reigns of Edward IV
- Richard III and the End of the Wars of the Roses
- The Reign of Henry VII

Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

Table of Contents:
Fifteenth-Century England
England in the Fifteenth Century
Historians, Historiography and the Origins of the Wars of the Roses
Conflict and Confrontation: The Battles in Context, 1455-87
Henry VI and the Start of the Wars of the Roses
Henry VI: Personality, Debt and War
‘Under mighty monarch’, ‘over mighty subjects’: Henry VI and the Nobility
The Yorkist Challenge and Lancastrian Response, 1450-55
Triumph and Overthrow: The Deposition of Henry VI and Coronation of Edward IV
Study guide
The First Reign of Edward IV, 1461-70
Edward IV: Consolidation of Yorkist Power and the Restoration of Order
Edward IV and the Nobility
The King and ‘the Kingmaker’: Edward IV and Richard, Earl of Warwick
Warwick’s Rebellion and the Readeption of Henry VI, 1469-71
Study guide
The Second Reign of Edward IV, 1471-83
Edward IV Restored: Establishing the Yorkist Dynasty, 1471-83
The Politics of Rivalry: Clarence and Gloucester
Government and Administration
Parliament and Finance
Study guide
Richard III and the End of the Wars of the Roses, 1483-85
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and the overthrow of Edward V
‘Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown’: Challenges to Richard’s Rule
Politics and Government in the Reign of Richard III
Bosworth Field and the Overthrow of Richard III
Study guide
Henry VII: Establishing the Dynasty
Henry Tudor’s Claim to the Throne
The Aims and Character of the New King
Securing the Throne: Pretenders, Protests and Threats
Taming the Nobility and Befriending the Church
Study guide
Henry VII: Governing the Kingdom
Government, Law and the Maintenance of Order
Seeking Solvency: Henry’s Financial Policy
Diplomacy and Alliance: Henry’s Foreign Policy
The Dynasty Secured
Study guide

About the Author(s):
Roger Turvey is an experienced examiner and author of A Level History.

A level history students


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