The War of the Roses Addie Taylor

The Houses

The War of the Roses was fought between the House of Lancaster and the House of York, two families who believed they had the right to the throne.

Henry VI vs Edward IV

Henry VI was the king at the beginning of the war. Henry was deemed insane, and was kept in the Tower of London for many years.

Henry VI

Edward IV became king in 1461. He was the first York to be crowned king.

Edward IV

Richard III-Guilty or Not

I think Richard III was desperate to become king. I think that he killed Edward V and his two nephews in order to gain control of the throne.

Richard III

Battle of Bosworth Field

Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending his reign as king.

Henry Tudor and the House of Tudor

Henry VII killed Richard III in battle, ending the War of the Roses; founder of the House of Tudor.

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