A highly illustrated history of the Wars of the Roses based on the medieval art of Graham Turner.
The period of civil strife in the second half of the 15th century known as the Wars of the Roses is one of the most dramatic in English history. It is rich with political events, outstanding protagonists, battles and campaigns, and culminates in the defeat of Richard III, brutally killed at the battle of Bosworth in 1485, and the rise to the throne of the House of Tudor.
Since first being inspired by a visit to Bosworth battlefield over 25 years ago, renowned historical illustrator Graham Turner has built a worldwide reputation for his renderings of this colourful and intense era. This new study contains a unique and comprehensive collection of his paintings and drawings, which provide meticulously researched details of arms, armour and settings, while at the same time bringing to life the human stories behind the turbulent events.
Fully illustrated with artwork and prints prized by historians and collectors for their dramatic and atmospheric compositions, The Wars of the Roses is an unmissable visual tour which showcases the technical, contextual and human facets of one of England's most dramatic historical periods.
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Table of Contents
(Subject to confirmation) 1: A Long Tradition of Unrest and Rebellion 2: The Seeds of Discontent 3: The Brink of Civil War 4: The Battle of St. Albans 5: The Wheel of Fate Turns 6: Edward IV 7: Diplomacy in Europe 8: The Overmighty Subject 9: The Arrivall 10: Relative Peace 11: Richard III Appendices
15 Feb 2024
Over 120 highly detailed paintings and drawings, supported by other images.