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An Analysis of the causes of the Wars and the course which they took.

Michael D. Miller

Table of Contents Index
Chapter Chapter Title
Introduction Why did the Wars of the Roses happen?
Chapter 1 Death of King Edward III
Chapter 2 Boyhood rivalries between Richard of Bordeaux and Henry of Bolingbroke
Chapter 3 The First Tyranny of King Richard II
Chapter 4 The Lords Appelant and the Merciless Parliament
Chapter 5 King Richard II after the Merciless Parliament
Chapter 6 The Second Tyranny of Richard II
Chapter 7 Henry of Bolingbroke rebels
Chapter 8 Accession to the Throne of King Henry IV
Chapter 9 King Henry IV and Parliament
Chapter 10 Parliament
Chapter 11 Resumption Statutes
Chapter 12 King Henry IV's son and heir
Chapter 13 The Welsh Wars
Chapter 14 Henry Prince of Wales in Government 1408-1411
Chapter 15 Henry, Prince of Wales, in disgrace 1411 - 1413
Chapter 16 King Henry V's appearance and character
Chapter 17 Early years of King Henry's rein 1413 - 1415
Chapter 18 Preparations for the war with France 1414 - 1415
Chapter 19 King Henry V's campaigns in France - 1415
Chapter 19  Supplement Controversy about the English dispositions and tactics at the battle of Agincourt 1415
Chapter 20 King Henry V's further campaigns in France 1417-1421
Chapter 21 Englands Position in 1422
Chapter 22 First years of King Henry V1's reign 1422 - 1428
Chapter 23 Attainder and Forfeiture
Chapter 24 The War in France - 1429
Chapter 25 The coronation of King Charles VII - July 1429
Chapter 26 The Years 1429 - 1431
Chapter 27 The Nature of the English
Chapter 28 Setting the stage for peace between France and Burgandy: Years 1432 - 1435
Chapter 29 Burgundy deserts the alliance with England - 1435
Chapter 30 The aftermath of the Treaty of Arras 1425: Years 1435 - 1437
Chapter 31 King Henry VI comes of age
Chapter 32 The Duchess of Burgundy's peace moves 1438 - 1439
Chapter 33 England's postition at the start of the 1440's
Chapter 34 French military successes: 1440 - 1443
Chapter 35 Marriage of King Henry VI to Margaret D'Anjou 1445
Chapter 36 The downfall and death of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Chapter 37 The end in Normandy: Years 1445 - 1450
Chapter 38 The murder of William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk 1450
Chapter 39 Jack Cade's rebellion 1450
Chapter 40 Richard, Duke of York acts - August/September 1450
Chapter 41 The loss of the Southern Provinces in France: 1450 - 1451
Chapter 42 Richard, Duke of York, rebels: February 1452
Chapter 43 The calm before the storm: Years March 1452 - July 1453
Chapter 44 King Henry VI goes mad - Summer 1453
Chapter 45 Richard, Duke of York, Protector and Defender of the Realm: April to December 1454
Chapter 46 The soldiers
Chapter 47 The 1st battle of St Albans: May 1455
Chapter 48 Four very troubled years: May 1455 - May 1459
Chapter 49 The storm breaks: 1459
Chapter 50 The Yorkists return: 1460
Chapter 51 Richard, Duke of York, claims the Throne: October 1460
Chapter 52 The battle of Wakefield: December 1460
Chapter 53 The battle of Mortimer's Cross: 2nd February 1461
Chapter 54 The second battle of St Albans: 17th February 1461
Chapter 55 Edward wins the Crown
Chapter 56 The battle of Towton: 29th March 1461
Chapter 57 Edward's Coronation
Chapter 58 The fear of invasion: 1462
Chapter 59 The betrayal of King Edward's trust: 1463
Chapter 60 The Lancastrian leadership eliminated: 1464
Chapter 61 King Edward IV gets married: 1st May 1464
Chapter 62 The Neville's pre-eminence reduced: 1465 and 1466
Chapter 63 Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, isolated: 1467
Chapter 64 A disturbed period: August 1467 to January 1469
Chapter 65 The battle of Edgecote: 26th July 1468
Chapter 66 King Edward IV outwits Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick
Chapter 67 Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, changes sides: 1470
Chapter 68 Queen Margaret is reconciled to Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: May to October 1470
Chapter 69 The Re-Adeption: October 1470 - March 1471
Chapter 70 The battles of Barnet and Tewksbury: 14 April and 4 May 1471
Chapter 71 Yorkist Rule: 1471 - 1483
Chapter 72 King Richard III
Chapter 73 The Reign of King Richard III - Domestic affairs: June - December 1483
Chapter 74 Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, rebels: October 1483
Chapter 75 King Richard III's foreign affairs

Chapter 76

The Reign of King Richard III - Domestic Affairs: January 1484 to August 1485
Chapter 77 The battle of Bosworth: August 1485
Chapter 77 Supplement Alternative site to the Battle of Bosworth: 1485
Appendix 1 The 1376 Charter
Appendix 2 Dissertation on the Laws of England by Chief Justice Fortescue
Appendix 3 The Family Trees
Appendix 4 The Great Council
Appendix 5 The Finances of the Realm
Battle Map 1 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Shrewsbury 21 July 1403
Battle Map 2 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Agincourt - 25th October 1415 (1st stage)
Battle Map 3 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Shrewsbury 21 July 1403
Battle Map 4 Battlefield Map: The siege of Orleans May 1429
Battle Map 5 Battlefield Map: The 1st battle of St Albans 22 May 1455
Battle Map 6 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Blore Heath 23 September 1459
Battle Map 7 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Northampton 10 July 1460
Battle Map 8 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Wakefield 30 December 1460
Battle Map 9 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Mortimers Cross 2 February 1461
Battle Map 10 Battlefield Map: The 2nd Battle of St Albans 17th February 1461
Battle Map 11 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Towton 29 March 1461
Battle Map 12 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Barnet 14 April 1471 (1st Stage)
Battle Map 13 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Barnet 14 April 1471 (2nd Stage)
Battle Map 14 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Shrewsbury 21 July 1403
Battle Map 15 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Bosworth 22nd August 1485
Battle Map 16 Battlefield Map: The Battle of Bosworth 22nd August 1485 (Alternative Site)
Armour 1 Armour: Late 13th and early 14th Century
Armour 2 Armour: Mid 1320's
Armour 3 Armour: 1st half of the 15th Century
Armour 4 Armour: Time of the Wars of the Roses
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