War of the Roses broad overview

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  • War of the Roses
    • 1422-1427 Henry VI
      • 6 months old he is the king of England & France
        • country governed by nobles but not much changed
    • Henry VI as an adult
      • Cade rebellion 1450
      • didn't like battles as he preferred arts or walks
        • lost the 100 years war
    • Battle of St Albans 1455
      • York v Somerset
        • York wins and kills Somerset
    • 1455-59
      • Henry VI is king and York is his advisor
    • 1459-61
      • 6 battles in 18 months
        • Henry VI fled to Scotland
        • York killed
          • Edward IV wins all the battles
    • 1461-64
      • Edward IV wants to defeat remaining Lancastrians
        • Captures Henry VI  Tower of London
    • 1464-68
      • No wars
        • Edward IV marries a commoner Elizabeth Woodville
          • falls out with Warwick
    • 1469-71
      • Warwick rebels and makes Henry VI king again
        • Edward IV flees to France
          • Returns with army- kills Warwick and Henry VI
    • 1471-83
      • Edward IV is still king
        • there are no Lancastrians left (except Tudor)
          • 12 years of peace
    • 1483
      • Edward IV's son Edward V becomes kind, only for a month
        • Richard III takes over
          • Edward IV's son is put into Tower of London
    • 1483-85
      • Richard III is king, very unpopular
        • Richard III only lasts 2 years
          • Richard III is killed at the Battle of Bosworth
      • Henry Tudor last Lancastrian
        • Richard III is killed at the Battle of Bosworth
    • 1413-1422 Henry V
      • won lots of battles
        • became King of France
        • won against vast odds eg Agincourt 6000 english v 30000 french

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