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June 22nd, 2018  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
You could be right, It could be King Edwartd 1V




An interesting subject is the Witch Finder General, interesting reading.
Didn't the lineage Plantagenet/York/Lancaster/Tudor end with Elizabeth I? The Wars of the Roses ended with the death of Richard III (York) The Tudors entered the throne with Edward IV, his son Henry VIII became one of your most famous Kings, he had a weird perception of divorces, though. He reformed the Church when he wasn't allowed to divorce one of his Queens. After his death, England had a Queen, Mary (not the Queen of Scots) Her sister was Elizabeth I and when Elizabeth died the lineage of the Plantagenet/York/Lancaster/Tudor was gone. The next sovereign of the English realm was James I and he belonged to the Stuarts. James wrote a book about witch hunting. You are right, your history is messed up, and that's why I like it
June 23rd, 2018  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
Didn't the lineage Plantagenet/York/Lancaster/Tudor end with Elizabeth I? The Wars of the Roses ended with the death of Richard III (York) The Tudors entered the throne with Edward IV, his son Henry VIII became one of your most famous Kings, he had a weird perception of divorces, though. He reformed the Church when he wasn't allowed to divorce one of his Queens. After his death, England had a Queen, Mary (not the Queen of Scots) Her sister was Elizabeth I and when Elizabeth died the lineage of the Plantagenet/York/Lancaster/Tudor was gone. The next sovereign of the English realm was James I and he belonged to the Stuarts. James wrote a book about witch hunting. You are right, your history is messed up, and that's why I like it

The wars of the roses which were basically two houses of the Plantagenet's, the wars eliminated the male lines of both houses. The conflict lasted through many sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1487; however, there was fighting before and after this period between the houses. The power struggle ignited around social and financial troubles following the Hundred Years' War, unfolding the structural problems of feudalism, combined with the mental infirmity and weak rule of king Henry VI which revived interest in Richard of York's claim to the throne. Historians disagree on which of these factors to identify as the main reason for the war.

With the Duke of York's death, the claim transferred to his heir, Edward, who later became the first Yorkist king of England, as Edward IV. He reigned for over 20 years from 1461, interrupted by a Lancastrian uprising and reinstallment of Henry VI in 1470/71, until his sudden death in 1483. His son reigned for 78 days as Edward V, but Parliament then decided that Edward and his brother Richard were illegitimate and offered the crown to Edward IV's younger brother, who became Richard III. The two young princes disappeared within the confines of the Tower of London.

The final victory went to a relative and claimant of the Lancastrian party, Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, who defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. After assuming the throne as Henry VII, he married Elizabeth of York, the eldest daughter and heir of Edward IV, thereby uniting the two claims. The House of Tudor ruled the Kingdom of England until 1603, with the death of Elizabeth I, granddaughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.
June 29th, 2018  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
The wars of the roses which were basically two houses of the Plantagenet's, the wars eliminated the male lines of both houses. The conflict lasted through many sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1487; however, there was fighting before and after this period between the houses. The power struggle ignited around social and financial troubles following the Hundred Years' War, unfolding the structural problems of feudalism, combined with the mental infirmity and weak rule of king Henry VI which revived interest in Richard of York's claim to the throne. Historians disagree on which of these factors to identify as the main reason for the war.

With the Duke of York's death, the claim transferred to his heir, Edward, who later became the first Yorkist king of England, as Edward IV. He reigned for over 20 years from 1461, interrupted by a Lancastrian uprising and reinstallment of Henry VI in 1470/71, until his sudden death in 1483. His son reigned for 78 days as Edward V, but Parliament then decided that Edward and his brother Richard were illegitimate and offered the crown to Edward IV's younger brother, who became Richard III. The two young princes disappeared within the confines of the Tower of London.

The final victory went to a relative and claimant of the Lancastrian party, Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, who defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. After assuming the throne as Henry VII, he married Elizabeth of York, the eldest daughter and heir of Edward IV, thereby uniting the two claims. The House of Tudor ruled the Kingdom of England until 1603, with the death of Elizabeth I, granddaughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.
I messed it up, huh? Damn, your history is confusing. Take a closer look at Dan Jones. He has very interesting documentaries uploaded on YouTube (Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty (Plantagenet) Britain's Bloody Crown (The Wars of the Roses), a TV series about the wives of Henry VIII, and another one about the English castles. I am currently looking for good historians writing about the English Civil War, do you have any suggestions?
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July 1st, 2018  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
I messed it up, huh? Damn, your history is confusing. Take a closer look at Dan Jones. He has very interesting documentaries uploaded on YouTube (Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty (Plantagenet) Britain's Bloody Crown (The Wars of the Roses), a TV series about the wives of Henry VIII, and another one about the English castles. I am currently looking for good historians writing about the English Civil War, do you have any suggestions?
Your damn right my history is confusing, that why I hated English History at school. To 100% understand English History you would need 5 life times..................at least.

There are many books worth reading on the English Civil War. Its thanks to Oliver Cromwell that the Irish hate the English. I'd really suggest going to your local library and see what they have to offer.

Never ask an Englishman if he is a roundhead or a caviler.
 


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