Ashford, Wye & District

History

Edward Towne will give a course of talks on the Wars of the Roses. It will examine English history from 1450 (the first real crisis) to 1487 (the date or the final battle). We will look at the deficient kingship of Henry VI and the ambitions of the powerful Yorkist rivals and, in particular, at the events of the year 1450. Then we consider the various battles from 1455 to 1485, including the key years 1459,1460,1461, 1464,1471 & 1485. Why did the wars continue, and why did they finally end at the Battle of Stoke in 1487? Thus we scrutinise the reigns of Edward IV and Richard III, before introducing the victor of Bosworth – Henry VII.

Course Leader: Edward Towne (01634 402509)

Venue: Wesley Room, Wye Methodist Church Hall, 124 Bridge Street, Wye,
TN25 5DP

Dates: Tuesdays 5th,12th,19th and 26th November

Time: 10.00am to 12noon.

Course Fee £14

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