The Yorkist Age: Daily Life during the Wars of the Roses

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PRINCIPAL PERSONS

ROYALTY
KING HENRY VI ( 1421-71; reigned 1422-61 and 1470-71) of the House of Lancaster, murdered in the Tower

His wife, MARGARET OF ANJOU, daughter of 'Good King René', King of Naples, of Jerusalem, of Hungary, and ruler of none of them; Duke of Anjou, Lorraine, and Bar; Count of Provence

His son, EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, slain at Tewkesbury, 1471

KING EDWARD IV ( 1442-83; reigned 1461-70 and 1471-83) of the House of York

His father, RICHARD, DUKE OF YORK, killed at Wakefield, 1460

His mother, CICELY, DUCHESS OF YORK

His wife, ELIZABETH WOODVILLE, a widow with two sons when she became queen

His sons, EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, later Edward V ( 1470-83?; reigned April 9-June 26, 1483), reputedly put to death by order of Richard III;

RICHARD, DUKE OF YORK, who disappeared under the same circumstances as did his brother

His daughter, ELIZABETH, wife to HENRY VII

His brothers, GEORGE, DUKE OF CLARENCE, executed 1478; RICHARD, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, later Richard III (se below)

His sisters, ELIZABETH, wife to John de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk; MARGARET, wife to Charles the Rash, Duke of Burgundy

His favourite mistress, JANE SHORE, wife to William Shore, mercer of London

KING RICHARD III ( 1452-85; reigned 1483-85), killed at Bosworth Field

His wife, ANNE, younger daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, the Kingmaker

His son, EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, died 1484

KING HENRY VII ( 1455-1509; reigned 1485-1509), descendant of an illegitimate son (later legitimated but barred from the royal succession) of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster; son of Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, an illegitimate (?) son of Owen Tudor, a Welsh adventurer, and Katherine of France, widow of Henry V.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Preface 7
  • Contents 11
  • Principal Persons 15
  • Prologue - The Times 21
  • 1 - The Mayor 51
  • 1 - The Mayor: at Home 53
  • 2 - The Mayor: Abroad 88
  • 3 - Rebel Against the Mayor 117
  • 4 - The Lord Mayor of London 134
  • II - Other Important People 159
  • 5 - The King and the Royal Household 161
  • 6 - Lords and Gentry 194
  • 7 - Churchmen and the Church 244
  • 8 - Merchants, Pirates, Aliens and Lawyers 281
  • III - The Household 329
  • 9 - The Fabric of Life 331
  • 10 - The Marriage Hunt 364
  • II - Wives 401
  • 12 - Children 434
  • Epilogue 463
  • Bibliography 505
  • Index 515
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