About On this Day in the Wars of the Roses by Dan Moorhouse
This non-fiction book tells the story of the Wars of the Roses. Using the popular ‘On this day’ format it covers the famous names and events along with quirky entries and interesting facts about life in the 15th Century.
It’s a period with one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of all time: The Princes in the Tower. Shakespeare’s villains in the form of Richard III and the ‘She-Wolf’ Margaret of Anjou come from the era. Britain’s bloodiest battle, Towton and one of its best known: Bosworth took place in the wars. But there is so much more to find out about the time. Rebellions, Traitors, Alchemists, Pirates, Trials, Strange Executions and the glamour and glitz of state occasions such as Royal Weddings, Coronations and Funerals are all included.
The book also introduces the reader to the life of ordinary people. Things that happened in manors, changes to trade, religious beliefs, law and order on a local level are all referenced along with issues over land holdings, inheritance, trade and international affairs.
Dan Moorhouse’s interest in history initially led him into teaching, and writing about the history of Medicine for Hodder Murray, an imprint of Harcourt. His work includes contributions to numerous print and online publications, including for the BBC, Guardian, Times, and a range of national and local museums. As a member of the Historical Association, Dan served on the Education Committee for a decade and helped to re-establish the society in West Yorkshire. Dan is also a keen member of the Battlefields Trust and Richard III Societies. Dan’s interest in the Wars of the Roses was sparked at an early age. He grew up close to the seat of the notorious Clifford family and several major battlefields. He has studied the Wars of the Roses to Masters Degree Level and writes regularly about the subject for a general audience via his website and social media channels.