War Of The Roses Analysis

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Introduction It is well-known fact that as human beings we need guidance in life. That specific guidance that was there for our ancestors, is here for us and it will be for our descendants, is history. Even though there have been events in history which ended happily, the ones which had the biggest impact on our lives were the ones which occurred through battles and wars. One of the most important episodes in the history of Great Britain is the one during which the War of the Roses happened. I chose this topic, because I find impressive what a will people have when it comes to fight for political power and which is the level of sacrifice some would accept, only to reach their goal. This influence of the political power on human beings…show more content…
The first chapter focuses on one of the main actors who played a significant part in the war, House of Lancaster. In the beginning are illustrated the origins of the Lancastrian family, a brief description of each ruler the house provided Great Britain with, and how they created the image that was left of them in history. The second chapter introduces us to the other actor who played a role in the War of the Roses, the House of York. There are mentioned several facts about their roots and continues by unravelling the development of their legacy left to Great Britain. The final chapter is centered on the modern adaptations of the War of Roses in today’s movie productions. It shows how one event can be illustrated from different perspectives depending on the movie genre. On one hand we have Game of Thrones a television series which presents the fictional version of the war, and on the other hand, we have The White Queen, a series which shows us the real stories behind the…show more content…
Peace was rarely the case. But what we call nowadays “War of the Roses” also hides many bloody disputes over the throne. This conflict, at the center of which the noble families York and Lancaster were, should not only characterize England, but also find their way into the literature of the coming centuries. Even today's culture is still influenced by the War of the Roses. Both the aristocratic houses were the side lines of the Plantagenet. Thus both families could derive a legitimate claim to the throne. The two families are said to have used roses as insignias, from which the names of the disputes of this period was taken. The white rose for York, the red for Lancaster. Whether the roses were actually the official badges, however, could not be proven without doubt. (Iggulden,1) Even if the King of England had a great power, he could not rule without the support of the powerful nobility families of the country. They had great lands, much money and were able to set up their own
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