Wars of the Roses Podcasts
Hi, welcome to my series of podcasts on the subject of the Wars of the Roses. I'll be releasing a new podcast every week or two, depending upon my work schedule.
I've taught and studied this period for longer than I'd like to admit, but I don't pretend to know all there is to know on the subject. Nevertheless, I hope I can provide a starting point for readers who want to find out more about the turbulent period in which my historical fiction stories are set. You can find out how the podcasts align with the fictional series here.
Playlist 1 of the series (1-10) covers the origins and causes of the wars up to 1459. Playlist 2 (from 11-18) covers the crisis of 1459-1464 when the Yorkists take the throne. Playlist 3 (19 onwards) covers the crisis of 1468-71 when Edward IV is forced to defend his throne. Playlist 4 (from 28-42) moves on to look at the origins of the next crisis in 1483.
The final set of podcasts, Playlist 5 (from 43 on), considers the problems which the fallout from the wars caused for Henry Tudor after 1485 and also reflects upon the topic as a whole.
Other podcasts may focus on history generally or on specific aspects of my period, the fifteenth century.
If you're interested, and you've not yet sampled my historical fiction books, you might want to see how I've woven the history into the fiction by having a look at my first book, Feud, which is also available as an audiobook on Audible UK or Audible.com or indeed Amazon or iTunes... A brief sample from the audiobook is included below.
The podcasts are hosted on Soundcloud but you should also be able to access them on iTunes if you search for Wars of the Roses Podcasts. If you are minded to give a rating or review on iTunes then that would be fabulous. You can also make comments on the podcasts - please be kind!