Barnet -1471 (Paperback)
Death of a Kingmaker
On 14 April 1471 the forces of Lancaster under the Earl of Warwick and those of York under Edward IV clashed at Barnet in Hertfordshire in one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses. In a bloody encounter the two armies fought to resolve a bitter dynastic dispute that had already fuelled twenty years of war. Warwick's death and Edward's victory changed the course of English history.
In this new guide to the battle, David Clark, one of the leading battlefield historians, gives a gripping account of the fighting and of the intrigue that led to it, and he provides a full tour of the battlefield itself.
The Battle of Barnet was fought in the Borough of my birth but I knew very little about it until I read this book. Very different from the WW1 and WW2 editons of the battleground series but this is only because of the lack of first hand accounts.David Knight
Just being able to walk around the battlefield, very different in North London from the 15th Century I was able feel a connection with the past and brought the battle to life in a way that just reading a book cannot.
Excellent book for those who want to walk the ground as well as learn more about the War of the Roses battle.
Battle of Barnet
14th April 1471
The Battle of Barnet was a decisive engagement in the Wars of the Roses. Along with the subsequent Battle of Tewkesbury, the battle secured the throne for Edward IV and the house of York.
Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses (Paperback)
Indisputably the most effective general of the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV died in his bed, undefeated in battle. Yet Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henry V – perhaps because he fought his battles against his own people. It has also been suggested that he lacked the personal discipline expected of a truly great commander. But as David Santiuste shows in this perceptive and highly readable new study, Edward was a formidable military leader whose strengths and subtlety have not been fully recognized. On the battlefield he was an audacious soldier,…By David Santiuste
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