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Bosworth: The Birth of the Tudors by [Skidmore, Chris]

Bosworth: The Birth of the Tudors Kindle Edition

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An authoritative overview of the causes and consequences of the most important battle in all of the Wars of the Roses (Philippa Gregory)

enjoyable and forensically researched ... Skidmore delves far into the histories of both the Wars of the Roses and the Tudor family ... This fine, scholarly and elegantly written book is well worth reading by anyone who hankers to fill in the many blank patches in one of Britain's most famous battles (Dan Jones DAILY TELEGRAPH)

absorbing and beautifully illustrated study of the battle and of the fiendishly complex yet grimly fascinating Wars of the Roses ... Chris Skidmore is a well-informed and dispassionate guide through the astounding switchback turns of fortune's wheel that brought Henry the crown, reputedly found in a thornbush on the battlefield and set on his head by one of those who had deserted Richard (Nigel Jones SUNDAY EXPRESS)

[Bosworth] is just the right book for those whose interest has been piqued by the archaeology ... a vivid picture of the death of the last Plantagenet king ... it is certainly now the definitive account of the battle (Leanda de Lisle SPECTATOR)

[T]houghtful, well-sourced ... Skidmore is also good on Richard III. He is characterised as bellicose, all too aware of his tenuous grasp on the crown he usurped from his young nephew Edward V ... Skidmore expertly handles the accretion to [Henry's] army of allies and defectors from Richard as it trekked through Wales, a thrilling narrative of overcoming the odds (Paul Lay LITERARY REVIEW)

Skidmore's excellent book...expertly guides the reader through a minefield of facts (MAIL ON SUNDAY)

No matter how many times they are recounted, the improbable and arduous circumstances by which Henry Tudor came to the throne continue to impress ... Bosworth is a well-executed and well-informed book ... well written and approachable (TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT)

Chris Skidmore's new book explores the background to Henry VII's claim to the throne and the dynasty he founded, drawing on eyewitness reports, newly discovered manuscripts and archaeological evidence (YOUR FAMILY HISTORY)

There is a real need for this book, which could not have been published more opportunely ... Chis Skidmore tells the story again, very readably, with an admirably complete knowlege of all the sources and the latest research ... Chris Skidmore has written a first-rate book that will be enjoyed by all those who are fascinated by the Wars of the Roses (Desmond Seward THE TABLET)

One of the most important battles of British history has been in the news recently, with its location debated among archaeologists. Historian Skidmore gives his opinion on this, after skilfully weaving in the events that led to the battle, from Edward IV's death to the march of Henry Tudor, with only a short, vividly described chapter on the engagement itself ... A well-researched account of the battle and events surrounding it (YOUR FAMILY TREE)

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The battle that changed the course of English history.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8174 KB
  • Print Length: 460 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0297863762
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (23 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BQDC8UU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,778 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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