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Key Question:
Why were there
wars between
Lancastrians and
Yorkists?…read more

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Long term reasons for conflict
Weaknesses of Henry VI (`undermighty'
monarchy)
`Overmighty' subjects (especially Warwick)
Issues between Lancastrians and Yorkists
Reasons for intermittent warfare up to 1470…read more

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Long term reasons for conflict:
Bastard Feudalism
Feudalism was breaking down by our period.
Magnates increasingly using retainers to make
own private army and paying them a wage
Could lead to retainers
going to highest bidders!
Breaks down the king's
authority and leads to
`overmighty' subjects…read more

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Long term reasons for conflict:
Henry IV's usurption…read more

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