An Alternative History of Britain: The War of the Roses 1455 - 85



Timothy Venning S Exploration Of The Alternative Paths That British History Might Easily Have Taken Moves On To The Wars Of The Roses What If Richard Of York Had Not Given Battle In Vain How Would A Victory For Warwick The Kingmaker At The Battle Of Barnet Changed The Course Of The Struggle For Power What If The Princes Had Escaped From The Tower Or The Stanleys Had Not Betrayed Their King At Bosworth These Are Just A Few Of The Fascinating Questions Posed By This Book As Always, While Necessarily Speculative, Dr Venning Discusses All The Scenarios Within The Benefit Of A Deep Understanding Of The Major Driving Forces, Tensions And Trends That Shaped British History In So Doing, He Helps The Reader To Understand Why Things Panned Out As They Did, As Well As What Might Have Been In This Tumultuous PeriodAn Alternative History of Britain: The War of the Roses 1455 - 85

Dr Timothy Venning is a freelance researcher and author He studied history at Kings College, London to PhD level, winning the London University History Prize in 1979 He has written articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, as well as a book on Oliver Cromwell and reference works on British office holders and the chronology of the Byzantine Empire He also contributes to major biographical publications and his research forms the basis for many other publications.

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  • Hardcover
  • 214 pages
  • An Alternative History of Britain: The War of the Roses 1455 - 85
  • Timothy Venning
  • English
  • 19 May 2017
  • 178159127X

10 thoughts on “An Alternative History of Britain: The War of the Roses 1455 - 85

  1. says:

    The Wars of the Roses was one of the most turbulent times in England s history Over a period of thirty years England saw four different King s sit upon the throne, a King deposed, become King again and then deposed and the last English King to be killed in the field of battle Fierce wars raged killing thousands, political upheaval swept through the country and lines were drawn We can look back now, over a span of over five hundred years, and learn about the events that formed England s histor The Wars of the Roses was one of the most turbulent times in England s history Over a period of thirty years England saw four different King s sit upon the throne, a King deposed, become King again and then deposed and the last English King to be killed in the field of battle Fierce wars raged killing thousands, political upheaval swept through the country and lines were drawn We can look back now, over a span of over five hundred years, and learn about the events that formed England s history, but what if things had been different Timothy Venning s book examines the hundreds of possible what ifs throughout this turbulent time in English history What if Henry VI hadn t had a breakdown and Richard, Duke of York became protector What if Margaret of Anjou had given birth to a son years before she did What if Warwick, the famous Kingmaker, had not turned upon Edward IV What if the outcome of Towton or Tewkesbury had been different What if Edward IV hadn t married Elizabeth Woodville What if Richard III did not become King but taken up the position as royal protector for Edward V So many possibilities, events that unfolded all hinging upon a singular moment in time Venning s book provides some possible outcomes to all the above questions and many, manyHe does a wonderful job of detailing the events that happened during the 15th century in England and then providing multiple possibilities of different outcomes He discusses the possible reasons why decisions and choices were made by the key players in the Wars of the Roses I thoroughly enjoyed Venning s book, it was an interesting and thoughtful look at the possibilities of what could have happened during this tumultuous time in England s history

  2. says:

    When I first saw this book, I was immediately interested How many have asked what might have happened if Richard III had won at the Battle of Bosworth How many have asked what could have happened if Edward IV hadn t died so relatively young, leaving his underage son vulnerable After reading it, I found it interesting, but a little dry Much of the book was devoted to the background information, and it felt like there were only a few paragraphs that actually speculate on what might have happene When I first saw this book, I was immediately interested How many have asked what might have happened if Richard III had won at the Battle of Bosworth How many have asked what could have happened if Edward IV hadn t died so relatively young, leaving his underage son vulnerable After reading it, I found it interesting, but a little dry Much of the book was devoted to the background information, and it felt like there were only a few paragraphs that actually speculate on what might have happened if things had gone differently Much of the speculation was also fairly obvious, such as how Richard III would have obviously remarried after Bosworth in the hope of getting an heir, and there wasn t much speculation about the wider picture.Overall, an interesting book, but I wish it had gone further than it had

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