The Wars of the Roses:an outline up to 1485

Date/period

Event(s)

1413-22 King Henry V: the ideal King

1422-37 A child King: surprising success

1437-50 Henry VI: failure as an adult

1455 The first battle 

1455-59 A phoney peace

1459-61 The fight for the crown

1461-64 Edward IV takes control

1464-68 Edwards first successes

1469-71 Warwick's rebellion briefly topples Edward

171-83 Edward IV's next successes

1483 Richard III becomes King: Edward V dissapears

1483-85 Richard III killed at Bosworth

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