So excited to announce that the first and only Wars of the Roses Colouring Book is now finally available for pre-order and will be released by MadeGlobal Publishing next week on the 11th of February! It was such a great pleasure for artist Dmitry Yakhovsky and me to create this colouring book. You can see the trailer, front cover and read the blurb below and (pre-) order the book now from Amazon.
'Debra Bayani, author of Jasper Tudor: Godfather of the Tudor Dynasty, and artist Dmitry Yakhovsky have come together to create this beautiful colouring book which will be enjoyed by both adults and young people.
The Wars of the Roses lasted for over thirty years and were a series of civil wars fought between rival claimants for the English throne: the Yorkists and Lancastrians. This tumultuous period of history saw the rise of some fascinating historical personalities, and the downfall of others, bloody battles, rebellions, murders, betrayal, and finally the unification of the warring factions.
In The Wars of the Roses Colouring Book, Debra's text introduces these main characters, events and places, while Dmitry’s stunning artwork and your colouring will bring them to life. Relax, unwind and express yourself, all while learning about the Wars of the Roses.'
Highlights include: ● Westminster Abbey ● King Henry VI ● Queen Margaret of Anjou ● Jasper Tudor ● Margaret Beaufort ● Cecily Neville ● King Edward IV ● Queen Elizabeth Woodville ● Richard Neville ● The Tower of London ● King Edward V ● King Richard III ● Queen Anne Neville ● King Henry VII ● Queen Elizabeth of York and MANY MORE.
The Battle of Blore Heath was one of the first battles of the Wars of the Roses and fought on 23 September 1459 at Blore Heath, an area near the town of Market Drayton, Staffordshire. Queen Margaret of Anjou had ordered Audley to intercept Salisbury's force who was to join the main Yorkist force at Ludlow Castle. Audley had chosen the location and set up an ambush. His large force was about double the size of Salisbury’s but when Salisbury realized he was outnumbered he feinted to prepare for retreat, Audley took the bait and send his cavalry out to give chase. A storm of arrows fell upon the royalists force, eventually leading to brutal hand-to-hand fighting. Audley too fought in the thick of the battle along with his men but was sought out by Sir Roger Kynaston of Hordley and was hacked down and killed.
On this painting, as always made by the amazing Dmitry Yakhovsky, James Touchet, Lord Audley's men (fighting for Lancaster) face the fact of defeat by the Yorkist Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury and his two sons Thomas, Lord Fauconberg and John, Marquess of Montagu. On this painting we see Audley's standard on the bottom right, Salisbury's on the left and in the middle Sir Roger Kynaston's.
|The Wars of the Roses Catalogue|