The story of the King who ended the Wars of the Roses and marked the transition from the Medieval Period to the Renaissance and the elevation of England as a major power. The story of Henry Tudor is one of twists and turns worthy of a best-selling novel, a real page turner – Recommended.
NAME: Following in the Footsteps of Henry Tudor, A Historical Journey from Pembroke to Bosworth FILE: R3011 AUTHOR: Phil Carradice PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Wars of the Roses, White Rose, Red Rose, House of York, House of Lancaster, Tudor Dynasty, Henry VII, first Tudor King, Richard III, Battle of Bosworth, White Queen, Elizabeth Woodville
IMAGE: B3011.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y4w554wj LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The story of the King who ended the Wars of the Roses and marked the transition from the Medieval Period to the Renaissance and the elevation of England as a major power. The story of Henry Tudor is one of twists and turns worthy of a best-selling novel, a real page turner – Recommended. Following the death of William I, England was almost continuously engaged in civil wars and war with France. The two rival Houses of York and Lancaster concluded this period of internal conflict with Henry Tudor making himself King after his defeat of Richard III at Bosworth Field. To that point, his life had been in danger almost continuously. From that point a period of virtual peace was maintained. Conflict with France continued, by at home the English could set about the rebuilding of society. Henry maintained relative peace by a strategic marriage to Elizabeth Woodville from the opposing House. There would be attempts periodically to unseat him but the country was no longer subject to roving bands of soldiers. The marriage turned into a love match and both loyally supported the other. This is a very interesting period of English history and although the House of Tudor only produced two Kings and two Queens, it marked the break between the Medieval society and the Renaissance when England flowered, became Britain and set out to form the greatest empire in history, a major feat for such a small nation, bounded by enemies.