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War Abroad and Turmoil at Home 1415–1461

Glanmor Williams

in Renewal and Reformation

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192852779
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670558 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852779.003.0007

Series: History of Wales

War Abroad and Turmoil at Home 1415–1461

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Henry V was concerned with bringing peace to Wales not just to forestall any attempts by the Lollards but also to wage his war in France. Welsh freemen had always looked upon war as the most honourable and glorious activity. Aside from the troops, the general population of Wales was levied by Henry V. Some who supported the war were given gentry estates in France. Back at home, lawlessness had grown in Wales. Wales was a country with a long military tradition where soldiers were readily recruited. It was in Wales where Duke Richard from the House of York started the opening skirmish of the Wars of the Roses against the House of Lancaster.

Keywords: Henry V; Lollards; France; Duke Richard; House of York; House of Lancaster; Wars of the Roses; war; Wales

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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