Tag Archive: Wars of the Roses

The women behind Richard III’s DNA

Blood Sisters UK paperback

A few months ago Sarah Gristwood came on the podcast for an interview and we talked about her book Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses. At the time the remains of King Richard III were being tested to confirm it was actually the King. During the interview Sarah explained how the…

MAP#33 – Blood Sisters: Author Sarah Gristwood interview

Sarah Gristwood, the acclaimed author, joins us for an interview about her new book Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses. Most of the history of the Wars of the Roses is written through the eyes of the kings and men who fought the battles. In Blood Sisters,…

War of the Roses history is brought to life at historic Bradford hall

War of the Roses at Bradford Hall

Discover what life was like in Bradford during the War of the Roses at a medieval living history weekend at Bolling Hall. For the second year, re-enactment group the Frei Compagnie will present a weekend of domestic and military demonstrations of life during the 15th century conflict. The free event will be held at the…

Book: Fatal Colours – Towton 1461: England’s Most Brutal Battle

Fatal Colours: Towton 1461: England’s Most Brutal Battle is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson at £20.00 – in anticipation of the 550th calendar anniversary on 29 March 2011 and the 550th traditional Palm Sunday anniversary on 17 April 2011. Participate A gripping account of the Wars of the Roses Battle of Towton – arguably the…

The Battle of Towton: Nasty, brutish and not that short

The soldier now known as Towton 25 had survived battle before. A healed skull fracture points to previous engagements. He was old enough—somewhere between 36 and 45 when he died—to have gained plenty of experience of fighting. But on March 29th 1461, his luck ran out. Towton 25 suffered eight wounds to his head that…

Muncaster Medieval Festival

Medieval soldiers showed their faces at Muncaster Castle again to demonstrate how they lived, recruited and fought. Members of the Red Wyvern Society of enactors, who appear with the clothes and weapons current during the Wars of the Roses in the 1400s, were at the castle for three days and were the centre of its…