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Knowledge Rich History Classroom

5 free ways to get knowledge rich materials into your classroom. The Knowledge Rich curriculum needs both pupils and teachers to have the right knowledge in place. Access to detailed, accurate, information is essential to embedding this into lessons and learning. With budgets tight and the cost of stocking up on reference materials prohibitive, we’ve … Read more

Hicks on the causes of the Wars (From a Review by Professor J Watts)

Hicks on the Causes of the Wars of the Roses

Michael Hicks’ work on the Wars of the Roses is one of the best known recent interpretations of the conflict. Hicks is known for having a different approach to the wars than many other historians. He looks at the causes from different perspectives, using several analytical frameworks to explain the causes and ending of the … Read more

Richard, Duke of Gloucester’s request of the City of York. 10th June 1483.

On June 10th 1483 Richard, Duke of Gloucester sent an urgent message to the City of York. The message contains clues as to his motives for his actions at the time. Whether he believed the claims within the text, or was using them to manipulate the situation in his favour, is a matter of debate. … Read more

Stansfield on the South West in the Wars of the Roses

Regional studies of the Wars of the Roses are widespread. Like any civil war, the conflict had ramifications around the country. Studies of the way in which the conflict impacted upon regional governance, landownership and society in general result from this. They are intended to provide further depth of understanding. They can provide the missing … Read more

Carpenter on Edward IV

Edward IV being presented with a book by Caxton and Earl Rivers

Historiography: Professor Carpenter on Edward IV Views about the Wars of the Roses, its personalities, causes and the impact that they have had, have changed greatly over the years. It is important for students to be aware of the different views. They have developed as a result of research and changing views of the nature … Read more

When were the Princes in the Tower last seen?

How and when did Richard Duke of Gloucester become King Richard III?

This book goes beyond the births, deaths, and marriages of the 15th century. The glamour of the court and coronations is joined by plots, uprisings, and reprisals. Scientific, literary, religious, and trade developments and breakthroughs are explored. Political wrangling's, social justice, and the legal system's intrigues emerge in events from each day of the year. Large bloody battles, claims of hereditary rights and campaigning feature alongside quirky stories of everyday life. A unique event from each day of the year is to be found in this book.