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By Matthew Lewis

The Wars of the Roses ruled the second one 1/2 the 15th century in England, however the roots of the clash lay farther again in time. households will be torn aside as kings have been deposed and native squabbles settled on a countrywide scale. This ebook deals a short assessment of the major personalities and occasions that drove and formed England in this civil struggle. starting with Edward III the wars are traced as pink Rose and White Rose fought for dominance within the backyard of britain. traces have been drawn and aspects selected. This used to be no flower backyard. This was once warfare.

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In 1415 he fought at Agincourt for King Henry V after which he entered the service of Henry V's queen, Catherine of Valois. Following the death of Henry V he remained in the queen's service. Catherine now became something of an issue for the infant king's uncles who ruled in his name. She was a young French princess and likely to wish to marry again, but Humphrey of Gloucester, who acted as Protector, was concerned about the impact of a new husband and his possible influence on the young king. Catherine was likely to marry a foreign royal or perhaps a lower born English noble, so she was kept under close watch and a statute passed through Parliament forbidding anyone to marry a queen without the king's permission.

He was also heir to the French throne following his father's successes. His uncles were placed in charge of his territories during his long minority. Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester was Protector of the Realm in England, effectively ruling in Henry's name with the aid of a council. John, Duke of Bedford was made Regent of France and fought hard to maintain the infant's territories there. The French king died later that same year and his son was quickly crowned. In response, Henry was crowned King of France in Rouen.

Initially claiming he wanted only to regain the Lancastrian lands and titles of the recently deceased John of Gaunt, Henry eventually claimed the throne and Richard was overthrown. Richard's final fate is unclear but it is possible he starved to death in captivity. Henry Bolingbroke ruled as King Henry IV, the first Lancastrian king. His son Henry V has passed into legend following Agincourt and the conquests made in France. In 1422, Henry V died on campaign, leaving a nine month old son to take the throne as King Henry VI.

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