The War of the Roses by Chloe Leggate
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WE WON!!!!! I become King!
NOOOOOO my crown!!
1461 Henry VI (Lancaster) wins some of the early battles but is eventually defeated by Edward (York). Edward becomes King and Henry runs away.
1470 Henry beats Edward IV and becomes king again. Edward runs away and escapes to the Netherlands (Holland).
1471 Edward returns and beats Henry’s armies. Edward is king again. Henry is taken prisoner this time and is killed in the Tower of London.
1471-83 Edward IV ruled the country safely until he died in 1483.
1483 After Edward’s death, his brother Richard III (the third) becomes king.
1485 The last important member of the Lancaster family challenged Richard III for the throne. His name is Henry Tudor (not the fat one, but his dad). Henry beats Richard III and becomes the first Tudor King of England.
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