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    financial troubles that followed the Hundred Years War. Combined with the mental infirmity and weak rule of Henry the fifth, which revived interest in the alternative claim to the throne of Richard, Duke of York (B). The wars were fought between the House of Lancaster and York for the English throne. The wars were named many years afterward, from the supposed badges of the contending parties, the white rose of the York and the red rose of Lancaster (D). In 1453, December. Henry the fifth had his first

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    The Wars of the Roses

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    the Roses began in 1455 after the people of the House of Lancaster and the House of York began to dispute over the throne of England. The Wars of the Roses was a time of multiple civil wars between the two houses of the Plantagenet royal house over the throne of England. The war consisted of a total of seventeen battles. Both houses were traced back from their ancestor King Edward III. The House of Lancaster was associated with the red rose and the House of York was associated with the white rose. “Wars

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    The War of The Roses was a series of conflicts between the two rivaling branches of the House Plantagenet, York and Lancaster. The Lancasters were the kings of England for many year and were generally friendly towards their cousins the Dukes of York. They shared the common ancestor Edward III both descending from his two younger sons the Duke of York and the Duke of Lancaster. The hostility between the houses began when Edward’s heir Edward of Woodstock (The Black Prince) died from dysentery while

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    Richard III Essay

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    Richard III is a play written by William Shakespeare that involves the battle of two men by the names of Richard and Richmond. These two men are not simply rivals; however, they are in fact brothers who happen to both be fighting for the royal crown to become the next king. The word Machiavellian is defined as a person who is devious, two-faced, and scheming. Both Richard and Richmond attempt to make the other candidate appear to be inconsiderate and not of best fit for a position of power. Richmond

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    Wars of the Roses

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    families, of Edward III and Henry IV. Edward was of Yorkist faction and Henry of Lancastrian. The roses were the symbols of the house. Shakespeare made use of the symbolism of the roses and the war to produce his history plays as well as expressing his opinion of the monarchy. To understand where the Wars of the Roses began means starting with the demise of the Plantagenet, sudden shifts in power, and women ruling. Edward III was crowned king at fourteen years old and assumed government at seventeen

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    Roses was a civil war in England that lasted from 1455-1487. These thirty years of warfare were even more destructive to England than the hundred years of warfare had been in the previous century. Fought between two branches of the Plantagenet family, the Houses of Lancaster and York, the wars were named after the emblems of the contending parties: the white rose of York and the red of Lancaster. Richard’s opening soliloquy refers to the fact that the Yorkist faction is in the ascendant:-

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    Socially with the reformation of the Church in England with a split from the Catholic Church. The War of the Roses were a series of Civil Wars from 1455 – 1487, they were fought between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. The banner of the House of Lancaster was the Red Rose and the banner for the House of York was a White Rose, leading to these battles becoming known as The War of the Roses (Gormley, 2008). After the death of Edward IV in 1483, his son Edward V ascended to the throne

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    Richard III: A Ruthless King

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    of his skill in battle, unyielding determination, and political prowess. When Richard III was born on October 2, 1452, he had little expectation of rising to power, or ever becoming king. Richard was the youngest son of thirteen children, while the House of Lancaster was still in control of the throne. He was despised since birth, looked down on by his brothers , and, allegedly, ugly and disfigured. Legend of the day claimed that he spent two years in his mother’s womb, and had a full head of shoulder-length

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    Richard, the main character of the Shakespeare’s play, Richard III is portrayed as socially destructive and politically over-ambitious. His destructive potential is depicted by the way he relates with the other protagonists in the play and also by what he confesses as his intentions. Richard’s political ambition is revealed through his strategic calculations based on the order of birth in his York family which puts him third away from the throne. Ahead of him is his elder brother, George Clarence

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    Observing History through Shakespearean Works The histories have traditionally been interpreted against a background of Tudor moral and political philosophy. They have been arranged in chronological order of the reigns of the kings, and by this plan the full significance of the relationship of the plays becomes apparent. Although the precise date of many of Shakespeare's plays is in doubt, his dramatic career is generally divided into four periods. The period up to 1594 is Shakespeare's first

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