Why did fighting brake out in 1455?

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Why did fighting brake out in 1455?

  • Financial Failures:-  Henry VI was in total £370,000 in debt. He owed £37,000 to York, and was loosing money from the loss of lands in France, This was unacceptable, and led to the shrinking of the nobility. 
  • Weakness of the King:- This is a major reason for the outbreak of war. He was defensive, religious and intrested in art, all the things his succesful Father was not. In August of 1453, Henry went mad. This led to York taking over as protectorate, and in doing so places Somerset inf the tower. The King later recovered in December of 1454, which caused lots of rivalry later.
  • Ambitions of York:-  York…


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