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The Wars of the Roses were terrible years when armies swept back and forth across England and kings were the pawns of arrogant nobles. And in the aftermath of bloody battles, the heads of the slain adorned the gates of England's cities. In these savage times, three brothers fought for the crown of England. They defeated enemies from other dynasties but then from within they faced a new enemy. One of them, driven by envy and pride, staked everything on a desperate gamble and allied himself with the imperious Earl of Warwick. Warwick the Kingmaker. With Warwick's army as his back a king's brother planned to remove the king. Could he carry it off and realise his dreams of wearing the crown himself, or had destiny made brutal and more tragic plans for George, Duke of Clarence? Dorothy Davies' vivid account of a little visited part of the complex tapestry of the Wars of the Roses never fails to grip, enthral - and finally to move the reader. The Wars of the Roses were terrible years when armies swept back and forth across England and kings were the pawns of arrogant nobles. And in the aftermath of bloody battles, the heads of the slain adorned the gates of England's cities. In these savage times, three brothers fought for the crown of England. They defeated enemies from other dynasties but then from within they faced a new enemy. One of them, driven by envy and pride, staked everything on a desperate gamble and allied himself with the imperious Earl of Warwick. Warwick the Kingmaker. With Warwick's army as his back a king's brother planned to remove the king. Could he carry it off and realise his dreams of wearing the crown himself, or had destiny made brutal and more tragic plans for George, Duke of Clarence? Dorothy Davies' vivid account of a little visited part of the complex tapestry of the Wars of the Roses never fails to grip, enthral - and finally to move the reader

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