Help support TMP


"Myths about the Wars of the Roses" Topic


3 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Medieval Discussion Message Board


Areas of Interest

Medieval

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Ruleset


Featured Profile Article

Editor Julia's 2015 Christmas Project

Editor Julia would like your support for a special project.


598 hits since 4 Oct 2019
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 9:54 p.m. PST

"We examine 5 myths surrounding the Wars of the Roses, as part of our 17-page special feature in issue 50 of Military History Monthly…."
Main page
link

Amicalement
Armand

Warspite130 Oct 2019 1:50 p.m. PST

That list is pretty spot-on, I just wish more people knew that information.

I often refer to this period as the 'so-called Wars of the Roses' (WOTR) as the term is a historical nonsense for the very reasons which the link outlines.
Lancaster made no use of the red rose, Tudor only used it at the very end while York only used the white rose among several other significant badges – the falcon in a fetterlock, the sun in splendour, the white boar and various bulls and lions.

Another good point raised is that the fighting did not start in 1455. Various lords had been scrapping among themselves in the West Country and in Yorkshire in the early 1450s in a manner that would put the Game of Thrones to shame.

But given that the Battle of Shrewsbury was a revolt against the new Lancastrian king Henry IV it could be argued that Shrewsbury was the first battle of the WOTR and that was way back in 1403.

link

B

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2019 9:08 p.m. PST

Thanks!.


Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.