The End of the House of Lancaster - R. L. StoreySutton, 1986, Paperback.
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Pages lightly age-tanned.
New edition. [First Published: 1966] From the cover: “The Wars of the Roses were fundamental to 15th-century English history. Their roots laid both deep in the constitution of the Lancastrian kingship and closer to the surface in Henry VI’s personal weaknesses. This account of the end of the Lancastrian dynasty brings these aspects into sharp focus. Storey constructs a lucid interpretation of the fickle support afforded to Henry VI by his great lords, and postulates that it was this breakdown in law and order — caused by Henry VI’s personal weakness — which provided the perfect conditions for the outbreak of war. The text also presents and assesses original source material on the background to the first phase of the Wars of the Roses.”
Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [XVIII] 278 pages.