Considers the causes and consequences of the period of political instability known as the Wars of the Roses, years marked by political murders, the overthrow of monarchs, and civil war. These events were dramatized in Shakespeare's historically-minded plays. Equivalent to: HS 296A: England's Game of Thrones: The War of the Roses. Linked with EN 222: Introduction to Shakespeare. Prerequisite: EN 125 or equivalent.