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The period of civil strife in the second half of the 15th century now known as the Wars of the Roses was one of the most dramatic and tumultuous in English history.


Since first being inspired by a visit to Bosworth battlefield nearly 30 years ago, renowned historical artist Graham Turner has built a worldwide reputation for his depictions of this colourful and troubled era, his paintings and prints prized by historians and collectors for their attention to detail and dramatic and atmospheric compositions.


This new study contains a detailed history of the wars alongside a unique and comprehensive collection of over 120 of his paintings and drawings, many created especially for this book. It provides meticulously researched details of arms, armour, settings and countless other aspects of the period, while bringing to life the human stories behind the turbulent events.

The Wars of the Roses

  • Graham Turner

    A highly illustrated history of the Wars of the Roses based on the medieval art of Graham Turner.
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  • Book Details

    Imprint: Osprey Publishing
    Publication Date: 15-02-2024
    Format: Hardback | 312 x 240mm | 288 pages
  • About the Author

    Graham Turner has been painting professionally since 1984, developing an early fascination with history into the central theme of his artistic career, the Wars of the Roses in particular providing a major inspiration and focus for his endeavours. The meticulous research that underpins each of his paintings led to his participation in the adrenalin-pumping medieval sport of jousting for several years, his personal experiences with horses and armour providing him with an even deeper understanding of his subject matter that vividly comes across in his work.

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