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The Wars of the Roses Podcasts

#Historical #fiction #author who is also interested in all matters historical. My main area of interest is #medieval #history, especially #TheWarsoftheRoses. Fictional series begins with #Feud

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The Wars of the Roses 2 - Kings and Nobles

In Part 2 of the Wars of the Roses podcast series, I examine the minority of Henry VI and the role it played in the wars.Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

11mins

7 May 2018

Rank #1

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The Wars of the Roses 4 - Bitter Rivals: York and Somerset

In Part 4 of the Wars of the Roses podcast series, I look at the beginning of the rivalry between Richard, Duke of York, and Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset.Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

11mins

25 May 2018

Rank #2

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The Wars of the Roses 3 - Henry VI: Saint or Simpleton?

In Part 3 of the Wars of the Roses podcast series, I take a look at the reign of Henry VI up to 1450 and in particular how Henry's personality impacted on his policies.Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

11mins

16 May 2018

Rank #3

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The Wars of the Roses 34 - Off With His Head!

May 1483 and Richard, Duke of Gloucester takes measures to weaken any potential opponents...Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

16mins

12 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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The Wars of the Roses 32 - Edward, Prince of Wales

One of the central figures in the crisis of 1483 is the young king, Edward V. I take a look at what we know about the boy.Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

12mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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The Wars of the Roses 7 - "Fasten Your Seatbelts..." it's 1454

The king's incapacity in 1453 throws the government into chaos. Someone will have to take charge - but who can be trusted?Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

13mins

16 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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The Wars of the Roses 31 - Gloucester, the Loyal Brother

We look at the role of Richard, Duke of Gloucester during Edward IV's second reign.Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

17mins

2 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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The Wars of the Roses 6 - A Red Wedding? Trouble in the North in 1453

I take a look at the conflict brewing in the north of England in 1453 and how it affected the kingdom.Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

14mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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The Wars of the Roses 35 - When is a King not a King?

Why did loyal Richard of Gloucester seize the throne from his 12 year old nephew?Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

14mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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The Wars of the Roses 33 - 1483 The Game Begins...

Edward IV has died and the scramble for the throne begins...Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

16mins

30 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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The Wars of the Roses 5 - Swords at Dawn? London 1452

I examine more closely the York – Somerset feud and how it almost brought England to the brink of warfare in February/March 1452.Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

11mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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The Wars of the Roses 21 - 1469 The Kingmaker Illusion

Warwick and Clarence are discontented... something must be done!Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

12mins

10 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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The Wars of the Roses 37 - A Stormy Autumn...

Richard III is king, but in the deep south trouble is brewing and Henry Tudor waits in Brittany...Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

17mins

25 May 2019

Rank #13

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The Wars of the Roses 36 - Kingslayer?

Richard III has taken the throne of England, but what is to be done with his two nephews?Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

15mins

11 May 2019

Rank #14

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The Wars of the Roses 9 - A Line in the Sand 1459

After the battle of St Albans, York was in control - but the same problems existed at court. Also, how could King Henry trust a man who had twice taken up arms against him?Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

16mins

7 Jul 2018

Rank #15

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The Wars of the Roses 24 - 1471 Coming in by the Windows...

King Edward IV has fled to Flanders, leaving his queen and his daughters in sanctuary. Warwick is now in control with an ailing Henry VI restored to the throne. What can Edward do to turn things around?Image courtesy of wikimediaProduction music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

14mins

8 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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The Wars of the Roses 29 - 1470s A Surfeit of Brothers...

After the peace, comes the division of the spoils and the Duke of Clarence was not happy with his share. But then when was he ever happy?Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

15mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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The Wars of the Roses 17 - 1462 You Wouldn't Read About It...

In 1462, the fortunes of the House of Lancaster hang by a thread - can they recover?Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

10mins

29 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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The Wars of the Roses 8 - Bust-up at St Albans 1455

King Henry recovers at Christmas 1454. Somerset is released. Now what? Will York and the Nevilles let their control slip away?Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

12mins

23 Jun 2018

Rank #19

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The Wars of the Roses 22 - 1470 Warwick has a cunning plan...

In the winter of 1469-70 the Earl of Warwick contemplates outright rebellion to put his son in law, the Duke of Clarence, on the throne...Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

14mins

17 Nov 2018

Rank #20