The Wars of the Roses

The Medieval Art of Graham Turner

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The Wars of the Roses

The Medieval Art of Graham Turner

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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 now known as the Wars of the Roses was one of the most dramatic and tumultuous in English history.

Since first being inspired by a visit to Bosworth battlefield nearly 30 years ago, renowned historical artist Graham Turner has built a worldwide reputation for his depictions of this colourful and troubled era, his paintings and prints prized by historians and collectors for their attention to detail and dramatic and atmospheric compositions.

This new study contains a detailed history of the wars alongside a unique and comprehensive collection of over 120 of his paintings and drawings, many created especially for this book. It provides meticulously researched details of arms, armour, settings and countless other aspects of the period, while bringing to life the human stories behind the turbulent events.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Chronology
CHAPTER 1: Henry V – A Formidable Legacy
CHAPTER 2: Henry VI – King of England and France
CHAPTER 3: Descent towards Civil War
CHAPTER 4: The Armies
CHAPTER 5: First Blood
CHAPTER 6: Uneasy Peace
CHAPTER 7: Open War Returns
CHAPTER 8: The Wheel of Fortune Turns
CHAPTER 9: Two Kings of England
CHAPTER 10: Edward IV – Consolidating his Crown
CHAPTER 11: A New Queen
CHAPTER 12: The Overmighty Subject
CHAPTER 13: Great Troubles
CHAPTER 14: Return of the King
CHAPTER 15: Our Sovereign Lord King Harry the Sixth
CHAPTER 16: Rightful Inheritance
CHAPTER 17: Relative Peace
CHAPTER 18: Richard III
CHAPTER 19: Henry VII
Painting Diary
Bibliography
Endnotes
Index

Product details

Published Feb 27 2024
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 288
ISBN 9781472847287
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Over 120 highly detailed paintings and drawings, supported by other images.
Dimensions 12 x 9 inches
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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