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The Yorkist Era, 1461–1483

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/9780192852779.003.0008

Series: History of Wales

The Yorkist Era, 1461–1483

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Edward IV was faced by overriding responsibilities. All these obligations had their relevance for Wales. So pressing were the needs of Wales that it even looked at first as if Edward IV himself intended to take a hand in settling its affairs. The effects of initial Yorkist victories and of Edward’s wholesale redistribution of land and authority in Wales soon became apparent. The Yorkists were keen to create a favourable climate of public support for themselves in Wales by encouraging the composition of Welsh poetry. The most troublesome of Yorkists enemies was Jasper Tudor, a Lancastrian. Wales during the last years of Edward’s reign seems to have been much quieter. He did not live long enough to witness these.

Keywords: Edward IV; Wales; York; Welsh poetry; Jasper Tudor

Chapter.  10710 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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