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This review is from: Lancaster And York: The Wars of the Roses (Paperback)
The book is split almost half and half between the origins of the Wars of the Roses, starting with the reign of Edward III, and the actual wars themselves. Despite this subject being notoriously convoluted and complex (just have a look at the various family trees) the narrative is very clear and concise throughout.
With this stated, I think it fell slightly short of being genuinely engaging. It's written in a very 'matter of fact' style which I couldn't help but think seemed a little dated (even though the book was written in the 1990s). There is also a tendency to take direct quotes from contemporary sources (e.g. John Benet's chronicle of events, written some time before 1471) and let them function as the description for a particular passage. The quotes themselves are fascinating, but the archaic language and bias of primary sources can make these sections a little less readable. A description by the author (with quotes to illustrate) would have been more to my tastes.
That's just a question of personal taste, however, and I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone wishing to understand the period. It left me with a far better understanding of not only the Wars of the Roses, but also the latter part of the Hundred Years' War.