Why were the Wars of the Roses fought?

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    The Medieval Kings ruled with the aid of a council. The barons and earls who advised the king and ran the great offices of state had immersed power and great wealth. These was a cause of rival, especial when a royal favorite quarreled with the king or queen.

    In the fifteenth century, along drawn out conflict was fought for the throne between the great families of York (white rose) and Lancaster (Red Rose). They were backed by private armies of supporters who fought of battles of this, the first English Civil War.

    It was called the Wars of the Roses but although the fighting lasted, off and on, from 1455 to 1485, there were long periods of relative quiet in between. Nonetheless, many great nobles were killed and warring armies disturbed county life. This is part of her a later written by Margaret Paston from her home in Norfolk to her Husband in London.

    There’re three major wars of the Roses. The first, between 1459 and 1461, ended with the Battle of Townton when Edwards, the son of Richard, Duke of York, deposed Henry VI. As Edward IV, he was supported at first by the powerful Early of Warwick, but Warwick soon changed sides when Edward resisted his attempts to acquire greater power. Instead, he supported Queen Margaret and her son, Prince Edward, in their attempt to restore the House of Lancaster to the Throne.

    This was the start of the second War of Rose (1469-71). Edward IV fled to France but raise a new army and returned to Britain. He defeated Warwick at Barnet, and Margaret and Edward at Tewkesbury in 1471.

    The third war began soon after Edward IV died on 9 April 1483. His 12 years-old son Edward V was deposed by his Uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, on 26 June 1483. He was put in the Tower of London together with his brother. The two young Princes in the Tower were never heard of again.

    The new king, Richard III, was challenge by Henry Tudor, a distant. Lancastrian claimant to the throne. In 1485 he landed in Wales and defeated and killed Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. As Henry VII he began the long region of the Tudors.

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