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Source Exercise 4: The Wars of the Roses 7

This is an extract from a letter from Thomas Langton, recently appointed bishop of St David’s to the Prior of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury. It was written soon after Richard III seized the throne in 1483. Langton was English and hoped that he would get a post back in England under the new regime.

G) What do you think is the significance of:

  • Langton’s anti-Scottish sentiments?
  • Langton’s reference to Richard’s help for the poor?


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