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The Beggar's Throne
By David Falconieri
Hi there, This one came out in May 2000. Just got it and haven't read through it yet, but I'm enjoying it so far (first fiction account I've read since R.L.S.'s "The Black Arrow" *grin*. It's quite readible and does a good job at bringing the characters to life. The book seems to cover the period from just before Wakefield to just after Tewkesbury which, of course, is my main area of interest. I don't agree with all his interpretations so far, but they are all legitimate possibilities (ie. he did his homework *grin*). So if you get tired of all the non-fiction on my book list, check this one out. :-) More when I finish reading it.
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Are you looking for some Wars of the Roses books? Check here
for some of my recommendations and how to get them.
- Richard III Society Homepage-An extremely useful
resource with many on-line Wars of the Roses Documents (with an obvious focus, of course)
- Richard III Society (British)- The parent
organization for all these Richard III society branches. Like the others, there are a good
quantity of links and information. Well worth the visit.
- Richard III Foundation- When I first wrote a
description for them, I remarked that while their information was interesting, it was
limited. Well I'm happy to say that they have more than responded to that point. Their
site now includes significant information on Richard as well as information on all of the
important battles of the Wars. Definitely check out the changes...it's well worth the
- Richard III Society
(Victorian Branch)- Here's the Australian branch of the society. Amazingly each of the
4 Richard III Society pages has quite a unique collection of information and not too
much that's overlapping.
- Richard III Society (Canadian Branch)-
The Canadian branch is ambitious and growing rapidly. I would recommend checking
- Richard III Society (Yorkshire
Branch)- This is the latest of the Richard III Society pages.
- Richard III Society (New England Branch)-
My word, they're everywhere. *grin*; I haven't had an
opportunity to really check this one out yet.
- Laura Blanchard's Homepage-
Laura is the Webmaster for the American Branch of R3 society. Her own page includes some additional unique information,
though. In particular, I recommend checking the Middleham link and Magdalen College link.
- The Wars of the Roses-This
used to be the Unofficial Richard III Page, but he expanded his topic and renamed it. Very
- RoseWar- This site is
based around a postal Wars of the Roses game (if you're lucky with the timing of your
visit and from the UK, you just might be able to join). As background to the game, this
page includes a good collection of information, including bios of individuals you just
don't find anywhere else and the best families chart I've seen on-line.
- The Red Company-An American group of Wars of the Roses reenactors. The site includes some great photos of events. Check it out. :-)
- Wars of the Roses-Allison's Wars of the Roses site. It's a fabulous site which includes info on 15th Century music. Well worth a visit.
- Wars of the Roses-
This site is a brief background of the wars for students reading Shakespeare's versions.
- Paul Gurnham's Homepage-
Included on this page are some interesting excerpts from Paul's essay concerning Warwick's
skills as a military leader. He has some very interesting points and I highly recommend
taking a look.
- Medieval Maps of England-
Includes a map of England from 1455-1485 with Yorkist and Lancastrian holdings (although
considering those holdings seem often to have changed on a daily basis, I'm not too
certain of its accuracy. It's close but not necessarily 100%)
- The Battle of Mortimers Cross-
A British Heritage article on the battle.
- The Federation of the Wars of the Roses-
a page designed to be a bit more all encompassing with the Wars of the Roses reenactors.
- Medieval Reenactments- I just found this page
and was met with the shock that they have a lot of links that I've never seen
before. This is a group of students in Sheffield that are tied into the Nevilles
reenactors. They have a bit of info, some really nice photos, some out of date reenactment
times, and as I said before a really nice collection of links (Primarily concerning other
- Teweksbury Battlefield Society Page-
Join the society in saving a piece of British heritage from the land developers. Or just
check out the page and learn some more about what exactly is going on.
- Heritage Page- This page
has a nice collection of short biographies of the rulers in England as well as some good
- The Wars of the Roses Interactive
Guide- I like this one. It's different.
- Coventry during the Wars of the Roses-
I _really_ like this site. Just found it today (7/23/99), and haven't completely looked it over,
but the information that I glanced over was quite interesting.
- Wars of the Roses
Summary- This one looks like it was probably a school project. It has a collection of
links (though I think there's only one that I don't have here).
- Dr. Macro's Richard III page-
Dr Macro's page focuses mostly on Shakespeare's Richard III, but it's a well done page and
deserved inclusion. It uses a lot of graphics from the recent film.
- Companie of Yeoman Archers- This
is an American group of Wars of the Roses reenactors. It's a small site now, but I
understand there will be a lot of information being put out there as time allows. Keep
checking in. I for one will be eagerly looking into this "Great Western War" :)
Castle- This is a great series of 40+ pages about Warwick Castle including their
entire Kingmaker exhibit. If you haven't been there and seen that yet, I highly recommend
it. Note that on page 5 the picture of the Kingmaker is of a wax figure. Very well done
isn't it. Too be expected I guess since it's Madame Tussaud's that owns the castle.
- Wars of the
Roses in fiction list- Frankly, this page came as a bit of a shock to me. I simply had
no idea that the Wars of the Roses have been used as a backdrop for so many works of
- Juliana Koh's Richard III Page-
The history behind Shakespeare's Richard III.
- Richard III: The Historical debate
- Sir Thomas More's History of
- The Company Ecorcheur Medieval
Society- Wars of the Roses reenactors with an impressive resume and impressive web
page. Check them out.
- Warwick the
Kingmaker's Page- Danielle and Sean's English class project. Absolutely can't beat
their choice in subject matter. :-)
- Tudor England- People have often asked me for
more info on the Tudors (the ultimate victors of the Wars of the Roses). At some point
I'll probably do just that, but until then Lara Eakins' does far better then I would do
anyway. Definitely check out this site.
- Medieval Goodies- A site full of desktop themes and
whatnot including a Wars of the Roses theme. It's great (and currently on my system *grin*).
Links to a World Gone By.
Here are some links to some
places that I love. :)
- Winchester- I did a semester here at King
- York- I only spent one day here, but it left quite
the lasting impression.
- Nottingham- The
land of Robin Hood. How could it miss? This is a nice virtual tour of the city.
- Derby- I spent a couple of weeks in a nearby town
in Derbyshire. This page is really well done.
- Warwick- Yes!!! I finally discovered their
web page. This is one of my favorite places in the world. Beyond that, the people here
have been incredibly helpful when I approach them with questions.
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