januari 10, 2015 · 11:22 pm
RICHARD OF YORK, CLAIMANT TO THE ENGLISH THRONE
AND ONE OF THE MAIN LEADERS OF THE WAR OF ROSES
[WAR BETWEEN THE HOUSES OF LANCASTER AND YORK,
BOTH DESCENDANTS OF KING EDWARD III]
WAR OF THE ROSES
SCENE AT THE TEMPLE GARDEN
RICHARD, DUKE OF YORK, WEARING A
WHITE ROSE, TO CONFRONT
HIS POLITICAL RIVAL AND ENEMY,
EDMUND, BEAUFORT, 2ND DUKE OF
SOMERSET, FORCING HIM TO
CHOOSE A RED ROSE
THE NOBLE LORDS TAKING SIDES
THIS IS A SHAKESPEARE SCENE [HENRY VI]
AND NOT BASED ON ANY HISTORICAL
KING HENRY VI OF ENGLAND
MARGARET OF ANJOU, QUEEN OF ENGLAND
TWO IMAGES OF MARGARET OF ANJOU, QUEEN OF ENGLAND
WARS OF THE ROSES/MARGARET OF ANJOU/LETTER
TO SUSAN HIGGINBOTHAM ABOUT HER
BOOK ´´QUEEN OF .LAST HOPES´´
PORTRAYAL OF MARGARET OF ANJOU AND
RICHARD, DUKE OF YORK
King Henry VI
, was one of the books, which fascinated me last year
the fight to the death for the English throne between the Houses of
It´s such a passionate period of history, that one nearly can´t avoid to
raise sympathy either for the Lancasters or the Yorks.
However, of importance is to take a historically balanced stand,
acknowledging that on both sides there were cruelties and injustice,
and that human beings are mostly a mixture of light and dark sides.
In her book and articles, Susan Higginbotham struggles against
an important contribution.
However, in ´´Queen of Last Hopes´´, Higginbotham accomplishes that by
villain, who was after the throne from the beginning and even
wanted to kill King Henry VI and Queen Margaret for that.
I think, that is not historically right.
That´s why I wrote a letter to Mrs Higginbotham.
See for that letter below.
But first will I take you to a journey to history, by telling
something about the Wars of Roses, the major players
and the causes.
I warn you
It is a long piece of reading
But realize, that it is a journey of 500
years ago and that takes time.
Go with me on the journey.
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