By Helen Castor
The Wars of the Roses tore England asunder. Over the process thirty years, 4 kings misplaced their thrones, numerous males misplaced their lives at the battlefield or their heads at the block, and others came upon themselves all at once flush with gold. but beforehand, little has been written in regards to the usual those that lived via this remarkable time.
Blood and Roses is a gripping, intimate tale of 1 decided relations engaging in daily enterprise opposed to the backdrop of a disintegrating society and savage civil struggle. Drawing on an extraordinary trove of letters came across in a tumbledown stately domestic, historian Helen Castor reconstructs the turbulent affairs of the Pastons via 3 generations of births, marriages, and deaths as they single-mindedly labored their means up from farmers to landed gentry. it's a striking chronicle of devotion, ambition, and survival that brings a distant and hazy period to vivid new life.