An Alternative History of Britain: The Wars of the Roses

Timothy Venning

 
Date Published :
August 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
1 map
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781591277
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Timothy Venning's exploration of the alternative paths that British history might easily have taken moves on to the Wars of the Roses. What if Richard of York had not given battle in vain? How would a victory for Warwick the Kingmaker at the Battle of Barnet changed the course of the struggle for power? What if the Princes had escaped from the tower or the Stanleys had not betrayed their king at Bosworth? These are just a few of the fascinating questions posed by this book.

As always, while necessarily speculative, Dr. Venning discusses all the scenarios within the benefit of a deep understanding of the major driving forces, tensions and trends that shaped British history. In so doing, he helps the reader to understand why things panned out as they did, as well as what might have been in this tumultuous period.

About The Author
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Timothy Venning is a specialist in the English- British Civil Wars and in the history and biography of the 17th century. He has a particular interest in the history of Parliament and also Irish history. He is an established author and has contributed to New Dictionary of National Biography.

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