On page 20 of Michael Hicks’s “The Wars of the Roses”(2010) he divides the wars into three distinct civil wars.
“The Wars ended conclusively in 1461-and in 1471- and in 1485”. Is everyone agreed on these years?
In his Chronological Table of Principal Events he lists the following dates for the wars:
First War 1459-61 . Why??(Why not 1455, which I see most often for the beginning of the Wars of the Roses with the Battle of St. Albans)
Second War 1469 -71
Third War 1483- (doesn’t give an end date)
Is there or is there no consensus among academics about the division of the wars into three separate wars? Are the dates on which they started and ended debatable ?
I look forward to your feedback