Useful Quotes for Wars of the Roses

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USEFUL QUOTES TO USE IN ESSAYS AS EVIDENCE
WARS OF THE ROSES
`The reign of Henry VI has strong claims to be considered the most
calamitous in the whole of English History.' ­ B.P Wolffe
`...what had been made strikingly manifest by Cade's uprising was the
inability of King and council' ­ Alison Weir
`...a King was supposed to lead his armies...but this king had fled' ­
Alison Weir
`...the bolts having been broken ...in the manner of a king rather than of
a duke' ­ Whethamsted's record of York's arrogant behaviour on
October 1460
a `useful political vegetable' ­ Charles Ross
The years 1460-1487 ­ `the first truly revolutionary period in English
history'- Charles Ross
Towton ­ `the bloodiest battle ever to take place on English soil' ­ Alison
Weir
`Firstly, a tax of thirteenth part of all their [the common people's]
property was levied' ­ Contemporary John Warkworth
`... [Edward IV] had reduced England to the direst poverty' ­ John
Warkworth
`King Edward was to blame for harming the reputation of the merchants'
­ John Warkworth
`He stopped the process of decay in monarchy and government' ­ S.B
Chrimes
`...to many he [Richard III] has always been a villain, a bloody tyrant' ­ A.J Pollard
`To others he [Richard III] was and remains a hero, a noble prince' ­ A.J Pollard
`...he sent out hand-picked men to extract the greatest possible sums of money...by
fair means or foul' - contemporary

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