War of the Roses (1455-1487) (4/6)

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The War of the Roses was a civil military conflict that saw two branches of the previously reigning royal family, the Plantagenets, pitted against each other in a bid to claim the throne for their respective branches. The two houses were Lancaster and York. The war raged for over thirty years, and extinguished the male lines of both dynasties, resulting in the infamous Tudor family of England inheriting the throne from the York dynasty. Over one hundred thousand soldiers and civilians died in the war, which, again, is a staggering amount when you take into account the population of England at the time, which amounted to no more than three million.

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