The tide began to turn against him in Octoberwhen it began to be rumoured that he had murdered or connived at the murder of his nephews.
The lands and offices attached to the Duchy of Lancaster were mainly in GloucestershireNorth WalesCheshireand ironically in Yorkshirewhile the estates and castles of the Duke of York were spread throughout England and Wales, many in the Welsh Marches.
The wholesale executions that followed the battle of Hexham May practically destroyed what was left of the Lancastrian party, and the work seemed complete when, a year later, Henry VI was captured and put in the Tower of London.
He was still preoccupied with the power of Burgundyand the English were to be the pawns in the game he intended to play for the humbling of Charles the Bold. York was no longer the heir apparent, and the country was faced with the prospect, should the king die, of another lengthy minority.
Margaret built up an alliance against Richard and conspired with other nobles to reduce his influence. The armies clashed at Wakefield Green near Sandal Castle.
With the help of the French and of Yorkist defectors, Henry defeated The wars of the roses england and france killed Richard at Bosworth Field on August 22,bringing the wars to a close. Since the Lancastrians had occupied the throne fromthe Yorkists might never have pressed a claim but for the near anarchy prevailing in the midth century.
In Edward took an army to France but accepted a pension from the French king for not fighting, thereby increasing his financial independence still further.
The Lancastrian army advanced south and released Henry at the Second Battle of St Albansbut failed to occupy Londonand subsequently retreated to the north. Hearing the news of Barnet, she marched west, trying to reach the safety of Wales, but Edward won the race to the Severn.
The council soon became their battleground. Cambridge was executed for treason inat the start of the campaign that led to the Battle of Agincourt. He also took over where Richard left off against the Lancastrians.
However, Henry IV excluded them from the line of succession to the throne. With the king so easily manipulated, power rested with those closest to him at court, in other words Somerset and the Lancastrian faction.
A litany of kings came and went between the battle of St Albans in and the battle of Bosworth in The open breach between the king and the earl came in Henry recovered in and once again fell under the influence of those closest to him at court.
Rebellion failed in Legislation against benevolences and protection for English merchants and craftsmen did little to counteract his reputation as a treacherous friend and a wicked uncle.
Though most surviving descendants of Richard of York were imprisoned, sporadic rebellions continued untilwhen Perkin Warbeckwho claimed he was the younger brother of Edward Vone of the two disappeared Princes in the Towerwas imprisoned and later executed.
When that plan failed, due to lack of support from ParliamentWarwick sailed to France with his family and made an alliance with the former Lancastrian Queen, Margaret of Anjouto restore Henry VI to the throne. However, following the ascension of Henry of Anjou to the throne in as Henry IIthe crown passed from father to son or brother to brother with little difficulty until After the death of his uncle, John, Duke of Bedford inhe was surrounded by quarrelsome councillors and advisors.
A Yorkist regime was set up, with York as constable and the Earl of Warwickemerging as the strong support of the Yorkist cause, as captain of Calais.
Henry defeated a Yorkist rising supporting the pretender Lambert Simnel on June 16,a date which some historians prefer over the traditional for the termination of the wars. The Duke of York had a claim to the throne in two lines of descent.
Margaret refused to accept any solution that would disinherit her son, and it became clear that she would only tolerate the situation for as long as the Duke of York and his allies retained the military ascendancy.A civil war over the succession to the throne is raging in England, a conflict that has become known as the War of the Roses.
The revolting House of Lancaster is seeking foreign aid and has sent us an envoy with a request for troops. The so-called Wars of the Roses was the struggle between the Yorkist and Lancastrian descendants of Edward III for control of the throne and of local government.
The origins of the conflict have been the subject of much debate. In the Wars of the Roses, most of the fighting occurred in England, and thus the loss of life and property was much greater for English citizens. It was a struggle to claim the throne between the families descended from Edward III.
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