The End of the House of Lancaster


Author: R. L. Storey

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750920070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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The Wars of the Roses were central to 15th-century English history. Their cause lay both deep in the constitution of the Lancastrian kingship and closer to the surface in Henry VI's personal weaknesses. This account of the end of the Lancastrian dynasty brings these factors into sharp focus. Storey constructs a lucid interpretation of the fickle support afforded to Henry VI by his great lords, and postulates that it was this breakdown in law and order - caused by Henry's personal weakness - which provided the perfect conditions for the outbreak of war.

The Wars of the Roses


Author: Anthony Cheetham

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520228023

Category: History

Page: 104

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Each of these lavishly illustrated books serves up a brief and manageable portion of the Fraser-edited and much-touted Lives of the Kings and Queens of England. A set of six jewels for Fraser's crown.

The House of Lancaster

How England Rugby was Reinvented


Author: Neil Squires

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473520398

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Acclaimed world champions in 2003, the England rugby union team came home from the World Cup in New Zealand eight years later to the sound of silence. Their rugby was uninspiring and their reputation in tatters. Stuart Lancaster - former burger-flipper, PE teacher and the novice Saxons coach - was tasked with turning a failing team around. The transformation was astounding. Now Lancaster's side has the work ethic, humility and resolve to compare with that World Cup-winning team. Much of this is down to their coach, but with so little international experience, how did he bring about this renewal? Part biography, part examination of leadership, The House of Lancaster pulls apart the England rugby machine and looks at how it has been put together. Filled with exclusive interviews from the leading protagonists, players and coaches, as well as containing unprecedented access to Lancaster's methods, The House of Lancaster shows how the vision, personality and leaderships skills of one driven man can turn a team into genuine world-beaters. With a foreword from Sir Ian McGeechan OBE

The House of Beaufort

The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown


Author: Nathen Amin

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445647656

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 7656

John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.