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From: Steven Cochran <>
Subject: Re: Peerage and Rivalries in the Wars of the Roses
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 20:45:27 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 8, 5:13 am, Matt Tompkins <> wrote:
> On Dec 8, 1:29 am, Steven Cochran <> wrote:
> > Hello folks, I am attempting to map out the peerage of England in 1450
> > along with the alliances and rivalries of the Wars of the Roses. Of
> > course we all know about the Percy/Neville feud, but I am under the
> > impression that a good many personal vendettas were settled under the
> > umbrella of the overall conflict. Is there a public domain peerage
> > record of the era? There seems to have been a bit more than 50 peers
> > active during the War of the Roses, from some sources I've found
> > online. (The numbers of course shrank as titles were attainted and
> > heads removed from shoulders.)
> > The only book on the subject that I have right now is Desmond Seward's
> > "The Wars of the Roses: Through the Live of Five Men and Women of the
> > Fifteenth Century."
Thank you, Matt! I'm using Seward right now to fill in the basics of
the rivalries (please don't shoot me,) and have ordered "Encyclopedia
of the Wars of the Roses" (author escapes me at this late hour,) as
the previews on Google Books indicates it may be pretty useful.
I'll most certainly check out your suggestions!
> Dear Steven,
> I don't know of anything which provides a full list of all the peers,
> but lists of all peers who were militarily active in the Wars of the
> Roses can be found in:
> C. Richmond, 'The nobility and the Wars of the Roses, 1459-61',
> Nottingham Medieval Studies 21 (1977), pp. 74ff, and
> JR Lander, Crown and Nobility 1450-1509 (London, 1976), pp. 301-5.
> Matt Tompkins
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