A history of how the war of roses began and its results

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Richard was crowned Richard III. He was king for just over two years before he was killed in battle. Although peace was temporarily restored, the Lancastrians were inspired by Margaret of Anjou to contest York's influence, and a deadly feud between the two branches of the royal family ensued. Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick - See above. Historic UK. Who fought in the Wars of the Roses? Thanks for watching! In late , Warwick landed at Dartmouth and quickly secured the southern part of the country. Queen Margaret flees to France. In total, the Wars resulted in five different rulers in the span of only 25 years, three of whom were killed or executed by their rivals. See Article History Wars of the Roses, —85 , in English history, the series of dynastic civil wars whose violence and civil strife preceded the strong government of the Tudors.

Edward IV was six foot four inches tall. Warwick the Kingmaker killed. Richard was crowned Richard III. Although peace was temporarily restored, the Lancastrians were inspired by Margaret of Anjou to contest York's influence, and a deadly feud between the two branches of the royal family ensued.

Henry, Margaret, and their son fled to Scotland. Background to the Wars of the Roses Although there were no battles fought untilthe cause of the wars dates back to the reign of Edward III and the power struggle between his sons after his death.

A Great Council of nobles was called, and through shrewd political machinations, Richard had himself declared Lord Protector and chief regent during the mental incapacity of Henry.

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Richard was imprisoned in Pontefract castle and mysteriously died in February The King recovered some months later and York was summarily dismissed.

A period of comparative peace followed, ending with the unexpected death of King Edward in The coup failed, so Warwick and Clarence fled to France, where they partnered with their former archenemy, the exiled Lancastrian Queen Margaret of Anjou.

With the help of her compatriots in France, she ousted Edward and restored her husband to the throne in October York tried to claim the throne but settled for the right to succeed upon the death of Henry.

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