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Introduction, continued.

All in all, the War of the Roses seems to be brought about by weak leadership that allowed rivals to splinter and fight with each other. They even went beyond wanting the King’s favor to wanting to be King themselves – far cry from the semi-divine nature of the King as born, not bought as it seemed in a world of bastard-feudalism where you could indulge your way to influence.

Gangsters, all.