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sw2boropetrovsk wrote: Jesus, I could kill my nephews for a game of Kingmaker right about now.
Percy to Yorkchester, plague at Cinque Ports, 5-4.
ursus arctos wrote: Reed, I think you would enjoy the In Our Time podcasts on stuff like this. I've been listening to them for years, and virtually always learn something (even with those about subjects that I've studied at university).
Battle of Bosworth Field.
Wars of the Roses.
Nesta Makhno wrote: 9. Why do you picture John of Gaunt as a rather emaciated grandee?
NHH wrote: Just listened to the Wars of the Roses IOT UA linked, and in discussing the end of the Hundred Years' War, they mentioned that the population of England in the 1430s would have been around 2m, whilst in France it was 16m.
That's an enormous difference, especially since the war had been played out on French soil. Was this a longstanding difference which only begins to be closed in the 1700s, and if so why?
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