The game was harsh and it was brutal.
Rival families went to war, leaving cousins dead on the battlefield. Brother fought brother as power corrupted and twisted men’s souls. Families were imprisoned and executed. Men were dragged from holy places and murdered where they stood. Advisors schemed and swapped sides. King murdered king in the Tower of London.
And it finally ended with a glorious battle charge to either absolute victory or certain death.
For thirty years a brutal and bloody civil war ravished the country. The two rival royal houses, York and Lancaster, fought for control and for the crown. During this period the throne changed hands seven times.
But there was one figure that lived the entire war. One figure that was central to the conflict. One figure that still divides opinion today. Richard III.