Year 13 historians took part in an online War of the Roses Conference

On Wednesday March 15th, Wars of the Roses Year 13 A level historians were treated to an online conference on the Wars of the Roses hosted by the Richard III Society. Throughout the day, they listened in to live presentations from leading academics in the field such as Hannes Kleineke, Lauren Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Anne Curry, Sean Cunningham, James Ross and Jo Laynesmith. Topics included Henry VI’s troubled relationship with Richard Duke of York, the reputation of Queen Margaret of Anjou, the relationship of Edward IV with his nobility and the short and failed reign of Richard III. Throughout, the group were given practical experience of using contemporary sources to make sense of the complex events of the late fifteenth century.