Fatal Colours

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Fatal Colours

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:55 pm

George Goodwin, Orion Books. ISBN 978-0-297-86071
While it actually does not cover the battle itself in very much detail (certainly not as well as another book I recentally read) this does give new insight into the events leading up to the battle, which also goes some way into explaining why it was such a brutal affair.
The focus upon the way small local disagreeements led to inviduals and households drifting to one faction or another just to gain protection and as an opportunity to avenge personnal slights for instance.
The author explores the medical condition that led to Henry VI eventual mental breakdown and places a new focus upon Richard of York being motivated by chivalric honour over and above his monetry upsets.
And that Warwick fella is shown up as a right nasty b**ger.


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