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Re: The Wars of the Roses
il di le ju (aprils li 16) Jowan 'ap Jowan yscreus:
> I think I have figured out how the Wars of the Roses come out *There*.
> Nice Guy Richard of York supports his nephew's claims, acts as Regent
> until Edward VI is adult (grabbing plenty of gelt for himself on the
> way, to be sure), and then relinquishes power to become the King's Good
> Left Arm. Edward's younger brother Richard dies of a flux of the bowels
> (or was it a surfeit of eels?). Edward has only one daughter, Margaret,
I believe, considering the period, this would simply be a sufeit in the
usual way. ;-)
> whom he offers to James IV of Scotland. Their eldest son James V/I
> inherits both thrones without opposition, to the relief of all concerned,
> including Cambria, which has been watching carefully (as it did in the
> time of King Stephen) and doing as little as possible. "The Cambrians,
> throughout the war, did nothing in particu-lar/And did it very well."
> -- W.S. Gilbert.
What history book is this from? Sellar & Yeatman mention in passing that
"...King Stephen ought not be confused with King Stephen, the only
(memorable) Hungarian king, of whom, being a Good Man a Good King and a
Good Thing, it was thought would make a very Good Saint. For all of
that, he died of a surfeit in the usual way."
Neat solutions. Having such a miniscule background in History, I
certainly couldn't do better. Though I don't mind arguing a point every
now and again. :-)
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