Crab Lane Primary School

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2015 The War of the Roses

Our story tells a tale of deceit, revenge and treachery. It follows the events at the time of the War of the Roses (1400’s) and the battle for the throne between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists. At the start of the story Henry VI (Lancastrian) was King of England. Eventually, Edward IV (Yorkist) claimed the throne from Henry VI with the help of Warwick. Meanwhile, Edward had already secretly married Elizabeth Woodville (one of his subjects.) This led to Richard (III) taking the throne for himself.