Anthony Pollard

Anthony Pollard visits the History Today archive to examine Alan Rogers’ claim that a lack of principle among rival lords resulted in the great conflagration of 15th-century England.

Henry VI (right) sitting while the Dukes of York (left) and Somerset (center) have an argument.

Anthony Pollard asks whether the battle should rightly be seen as the launch of the Wars of the Roses.

Anthony Pollard explains how the rivalry of two great Northern families contributed to civil war in fifteenth-century England.