Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bosworth Field 1485

The dynastic conflicts between the families of York and Lancaster were ultimately decided on the 22nd August 1485.  Perhaps no other single battle has risen to the top from which Medieval England was transformed to Tudor England.

The Wordsworth Military Library published the book titled: "Bosworth Field & The Wars of The Roses", by A.L. Rowse.  [Cover shown above.]  The author states in his preface that history should be view as "...an important branch of literature."  A good read it is.

Of course, the Welsh were deeply involved in the advancement of the Tudor cause.  My own family history is interwoven here, and its story is wrapped among these pages of history.  [Owen Tudor had a little bit to say about all this Welshness.]

The book was first published in 1966, and republished in 1998.  A wonderful piece of literature it is.

Monday, October 13, 2014

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Flower Power 1377 - 1485

A rose by any other name will still be a rose, so Shakespeare would say.  The historians would ultimately differ as to what name this period in history should receive, but hey... "The Wars of The Roses" it has come to be known.  The following book is a brief and very readable account of this period following the death of Edward III.

Written by Charles Ross and first published in 1977 by Thames and Hudson, NY, it is a well written summary of what as "by tradition" came to be name "The Wars of The Roses".  There are lots of illustrations (126), and lots of pictures, giving a visual addition to the story.

The "Houses of Lancaster and York" they were.  Years 1377 to that battle as Bosworth Field in 1485.  Red rose verses white rose...hum...certainly flower power.