How Accurate Is It to Say That the Yorkists Kings Restored Authority in England in the Years 1471-1485?

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How accurate is it to say that the Yorkists kings restored authority in England in the years 1471-1485? Both Richard III and Edward IV, two of the Yorkist Kings between 1471 and 1485, went some way to restoring royal authority. However, their successes in restoring authority during their reigns were certainly limited. While Edward IV did remove much of the threat of the Lancastrians, he was unable to control the nobility which led to the usurpation of Edward V’s throne by Richard Duke of Gloucester in 1483. Moreover, Richard III was very good at politics, having a lavish court and is good at using propaganda, yet he is highly unpopular among both the people and the nobility; his reign only lasts two years before the throne is usurped by Henry Tudor. Therefore, while both the main Yorkist Kings during this period did go some way to restoring royal authority in England, their successes were limited. Edward IV was successful at restoring royal authority as he was able to control the different regions of the Kingdom, such as the North and Wales, through the use of magnates. During his reign, Edward makes Richard, his brother, the duke of Gloucester, and puts Rivers in charge of Wales and his son. This meant that these areas, which were traditionally either pro-Lancastrian or prone to rebellion, were more controlled during Edward IV’s reign, which helped to restore royal authority. Moreover, at the Battle of Barnet in 1471 Warwick was killed. Warwick was an overmighty subject meaning that, while Edward did create overmighty subjects, he did remove them as a threat. The death of Warwick restored authority to the crown as it meant that the nobility were less powerful and that Edward IV was more powerful. Furthermore, the deaths of both Edward of Westminster, at the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471, and Henry VI a few weeks later meant that there were fewer Lancastrian
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