Wars of the Roses
Welcome to Wars of the Roses: the education website of The Richard III Society.
Richard III lived from 1452 to 1485 which spanned virtually all of the series of conflicts known as the Wars of the Roses, hence the title of this website.
The intention is to provide an introduction to the Life and Times of Richard III for learners of any age. The top menu (on a desktop or laptop) will show you the content so far. This is only a start and we intend to keep adding content both of general interest and also with a focus for school pupils working from Key Stage 3 upwards as well as adult learners.
We welcome comments on the content and suggestions for more topics to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a team of writers who are academic medieval historians and professional authors as well as many enthusiasts with specialist expertise.
We hope this site will provide a starting point for you into the rich world of the 15th century and the many characters who created this period of English history.
Images on this page: The Stall Plate of William Lord Hastings, St George’s Chapel Windsor; Fotheringhay castle, by Julian Rowe; Richard III’s last stand at Bosworth, by Graham Turner, www.studio88.co.uk; Middleham Castle by Geoffrey Wheeler; Rival dukes of York and Somerset plucking the red and white rose colours of their Houses: imagined by Shakespeare, painted by Henry Payne. Palace of Westminster.