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The War of the Roses 1450-1487

Course: The War of the Roses 1450-1487
Tutor: Edward Towne
Start Date: 17th January 2020
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 19th January 2020
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £338.00
Non Res Fee: £226.00 What's included?

The weakness of Henry VI led directly to open conflict. 1450 was a year of crisis, the first battle occurred in 1455, with more 1459-1461. Edward VI supplanted Henry, was then deposed and recovered his throne in 1471. His death in 1483 led to Richard III’s reign until 1485. Several questions follow: Why did the wars start, why did they persist and why did they end?

Tutor Information

Edward Towne

Edward Towne won Oxford University’s Beit Prize in Imperial History in 2001. He has taught history in schools since 1973 and has contributed to two “A” Level History textbooks: The Tudor Years (Hodder Headline 1994, second edition 2004), and Years of Turmoil, a textbook on seventeenth century England, (Hodder Headline, 1998). He leads study tours to France for the Historical Association and is founding chairman of their Dining Group, which meets in Central London five times a year and has been an Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association since 2011.

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