The Wars of the Roses Medieval History Podcast
Welcome to my series of podcasts on the subject of the Wars of the Roses.
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. Other podcasts may focus on history more generally.
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…
The Wars of the Roses Playlists
The Wars of the Roses Medieval History Podcast starts here… with The Original Game of Thrones…
Causes of the Wars of the Roses
Playlist 1 of the series (1-10) covers the origins and causes of the wars up to 1459.
The Wars of the Roses: Crisis of 1459-64
Playlist 2 (from 11-18) covers the crisis of 1459-1464 when the Yorkists take the throne.
The Wars of the Roses: Crisis of 1468-1471
Playlist 3 (19 onwards) covers the crisis of 1468-71 when Edward IV is forced to defend his throne.
The Wars of the Roses: Crisis of 1483-85
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.
The podcasts are hosted on Soundcloud but you can also access them on iTunes, Spotify and other podcast platforms if you search for Wars of the Roses Podcasts. If you are minded to give a rating or review then that would be fabulous. You can also make comments on the podcasts – please be kind!
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