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Article – “If the start of the Wars of the Roses was a school”

by Mike Ingram, Resident Historian
If the start of the Wars of the Roses was a school..

Richard of York wants to sit on the top table.
He has a strop and blames teacher’s pet Somerset.
Richard, egged on by his cousin Warwick, beats Somerset up.
Henry, the teacher goes sick and the supply teacher puts Richard on the top table.
Henry comes back and Richard is put to the bottom of the class
Henry makes Richard shake hands with the top table
Richard gets all his friends together at his house. The top table gathers their friends
The top table tries to beat up Richards’s best friend as he goes to Richards’s house.
Richard and his friends are confronted by the top table and their friends outside Richard’s house
Some of Richard’s friends are afraid of a detention and go and join the top table.
Richard, his cousin and best friend run away. They are excluded from school.
Richard and his cousin come back and beat up all the top table.

Richard his cousin and best friend are the only ones sitting on the top table now


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