April 14, 2016

Today in History: King Edward IV wins decisive Battle of Barnet (1471)

John RobsonResident Historian
 

King Edward the who? It’s very hard to remember anything about Edward IV. But why? He was an excellent king who restored domestic peace, rooted out corruption and even married for love, not political gain. 

Instead of leaving an admirable legacy, he died in 1483 and the kingdom plunged into war, dynastic murder, a series of assaults on freedom and dramatic religious upheaval.

It shows how readily the good rulers do vanishes when they do, while the evil of bad rulers lingers on.

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commented 2016-04-14 19:25:30 -0400
Bad rulers are far too easy to get, -— Just promise pot and sex of every conceivable kind!
At least the Tudors got pope out of are hairs for quite a while, but looks like he’s making a comeback in the U K - yikes!!!
commented 2016-04-14 16:34:33 -0400
His story is on cable…The White Queen