Edward IV: champion of the Wars of the Roses

The first Yorkist king of England was given short shrift by Shakespeare. Yet AJ Pollard, author of a new book on Edward, argues that he was a remarkable military leader who decisively won the bloody, dynastic conflict

A portrait of Edward IV, the first Yorkist king of England. From the National Portrait Gallery. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Want to read more?

Become a BBC History Magazine subscriber today to unlock all premium articles in The Library

Unlock now