41 | Civil Wars and Political Breakdowns in Late Medieval Europe

Tides of History

Jan. 24, 2019

The Wars of the Roses are infamous, but practically every European kingdom, not just England, was wracked by serious bouts of infighting in the second half of the 15th century. In a time period known for the growth of state power, why were there so many civil wars - and why were they all happening at the same time?

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