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Still one of the best books on this topic,
This review is from: The End of the House of Lancaster (Paperback)
Reading and re-rereading Robin Storey's work is always a great pleasure. Here he advances a challenging thesis for the causes of the Wars of the Roses, namely baronial feuding in the localities led to the paralysis of central government and provided the means for advancing the dynastic claims of Richard duke of York. Although this thesis has been challenged with gusto by Christine Carpenter in particular, Storey remains persuasive and is guaranteed to get a good classroom debate going! Well written, concise and thought provoking it is difficult to appreciate that this book is almost 50 years old.