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The Battles of St Albans (Paperback)

Medieval History Battlefield Guidebooks Colour Books

By Peter Burley, Michael Elliott, Harvey Watson
Imprint: Battleground
Series: Battleground Books: Pre WWI
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781844155699
Published: 9th September 2013
Last Released: 12th June 2017



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St Albans is unique in having been the site of two pivotal battles during the Wars of the Roses, yet this is the first book-length account to have been published. It offers a gripping account of the fighting, and of the politics and intrigue that led to it, and it incorporates the results of the latest research. The authors also plot the events of over 500 years ago onto the twenty-first century landscape of St Albans so that the visitor can retrace the course of each battle on the present-day ground.

It can help a gamer understand the era of the battles and can be used as inspiration to design a game based on the battles. The maps especially would be quite useful in a game. So, the book overall is a great guide to the two battles of St Albans and the period that they took place in.

Wargames Illustrated - reviewed by William Bollands- Straw

First Battle of St Albans

22nd May 1455

The First Battle of St Albans was the first battle of the Wars of the Roses and was fought on 22 May 1455 in the town of St Albans. Richard, Duke of York and his ally, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, defeated the Lancastrians under Edmund, Duke of Somerset, who was killed. York also captured Henry VI and had himself appointed Constable of England.

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