The War of the Roses

Cousins, Conflicts, and the Crown

Henry Arthur Payne, Plucking the Red and White Roses in the Old Temple Gardens,c. 1908

The 15th century in England saw a series of battles among British noble families and royal relatives that ripped apart the fabric of English politics. As Henry VI was weak leader, two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet seized the opportunity for a bold and bloody familial power grab and, in doing so, reshaped the English monarchy. These tumultuous decades saw a rotating cast of kings, families divided, cousin against cousin, and fortunes made and lost.

Join Royal Oak as historian and educator Carol Ann Lloyd focuses on the key players in this tempestuous saga, including Henry VI, his wife Marguerite of Anjou, the father and son Duke of York team, the Kingmaker, Richard III, Margaret Beaufort and her relatives, and the first Tudor king. She also will explain how and why this time of civil war came to be known as the “Wars of the Roses.”

Two viewing options!

Live — Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Online via Zoom Webinar

$15 members; $20 non-members

Click here to register

After registering, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar.

OR

‘Rent’ the recorded lecture to watch at your leisure between

Friday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 26th

$15 members; $20 non-members

Click here to rent

The Zoom video link will be sent to you on May 22nd at 12:00 p.m. (eastern).

The video will be hosted on the Zoom website and will be available for streaming only and until Tuesday, May 26th at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). It cannot be downloaded.

Content published courtesy of Royal Oak Foundation and Carol Ann Lloyd

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