BLOOD ROYAL: THE WARS OF LANCASTER AND YORK, 1462-1485
416pp., 8 colour plates, P.B. 2017 reissue. Blood Royal is the second volume of a magisterial new interpretation of the savage struggle for supreme power between and within the Plantagenet houses of Lancaster and York from 1450 until 1485. It is a story of closely interwoven families riven by ambition, hatred and treachery, told in chapters narrating the points of view of the key players in England’s longest and bloodiest civil war.