Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses

Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses Indisputably the most effective general of the Wars of the Roses Edward IV died in his bed undefeated in battle Yet Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henr
  • Title: Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses
  • Author: David Santiuste
  • ISBN: 9781848845497
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses
    Indisputably the most effective general of the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV died in his bed, undefeated in battle Yet Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henry V perhaps because he fought battles against his own people in a civil war It has also been suggested that he lacked the personal discipline expected of a truly great comIndisputably the most effective general of the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV died in his bed, undefeated in battle Yet Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henry V perhaps because he fought battles against his own people in a civil war It has also been suggested that he lacked the personal discipline expected of a truly great commander But, as David Santiuste shows in this perceptive and highly readable new study, Edward was a formidable military leader whose strengths and subtlety have not been fully recognized.This reassessment of Edward s military role, and of the Wars of the Roses in which he played such a vital part, gives a fascinating insight into Edward the man as well as the politics and the fighting Based on contemporary sources and the latest scholarly research, Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses brings to life an extraordinary period of English history.
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  • David Santiuste

    David Santiuste is a tutor at the Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh, where he teaches medieval history He is the author of two books Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses and The Hammer of the Scots His other publications include contributions to Medieval Sexuality A Casebook and Medieval Warfare He is the creator, with Rae Tan, of the website Reflections of the Yorkist Realm.

  • 619 Comments

  • For a general reader like myself, familiar with only a very basic outline of the Wars of the Roses, the shifting loyalties and the shifting crown between Lancaster and York can easily lead to confusion between historical figures and factions While I m reasonably conversant with the earlier medieval period of English history, I m far less solid with the later middle ages.I was pleased that David Santiuste spends just the necessary effort to build the background necessary to understand the dynasti [...]


  • How much do you really know about King Edward IV If, like me, you were intrigued to find out about the strangely two dimensional husband of the BBC s White Queen, then David Santiuste s book is a great place to start Fast paced and well researched, this book challenges the established views of Edward Plantagenet New perspectives are offered by setting the generally accepted accounts of chroniclers firmly in the context of their time.Everything his predecessor Henry VI had failed to be, Edward w [...]


  • This is an okay survey of the battles won by Edward IV during the Wars of the Roses, but sometimes falls short of wanted details on the battles themselves a bit frustrating as the book s blurb claims to contain those details Ofttimes, those specifics simply are not available to the historian unwilling to speculate, and Santiuste seems to try to steer clear of too much in the way of speculation, which is a commendable trait Not so commendable is Santiuste s handling of the changeable titles of th [...]


  • A solid academic study of Edward IV s political struggles and military campaigns against Lancastrian opponents during the first half of the Wars of the Roses 1455 1485 The Wars of the Roses is a complex, confusing subject However, David Santiuste provides a readable, easy way to follow the ups and downs of the conflicts by skillfully using contemporary sources and focusing on the military career of Edward Plantagenet Santiuste describes Edward s experiences in warfare beginning with the battle o [...]


  • A fairly good introduction to the military life of Edward IV It gives a chronological layout of who did what, which role was populated by whom, and how the events of the Wars of the Roses unfolded during Edward s lifetime, and very very briefly what happened after it Brief is also the word I d use to describe this book with My main complaint is that it is, indeed, to brief I found myself reading through almost all the footnotes after finishing, because I wanted to know , get a nuanced picture a [...]


  • This author obviously has a lot of respect for Edward IV, which shines through in every word he writes And while this book is bursting at the seams with information, it still manages to be a fast paced and engaging read never too dry or academic A true pleasure


  • It was an ok book It just wasn t for me I was hoping for larger facts to be discussed The Sunne Of Spendour taught me of Edward s battle tactics than this book I stopped reading 3 4 of the way through I m sorry.


  • This book looked at Edward IV s rise to power and reign with a focus on his military campaigns Political and court intrigue was largely left alone which meant a different angle on what I have read previously.


  • Not so much EdwardDon t but this book if your looking for one to find out about Edward iv This is an average read of THE wars of the roses, but you learn nothing that isn t in better books Sorely disappointed.


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