He challenges the way we look at the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, explaining why there were so many Yorkist pretenders and conspiracies, and why the new dynasty had such difficulty establishing itself. King Richard's nephews, the Earl of Warwick and the little known de la Pole brothers, all had the support of dangerous enemies overseas, while England was split when the lowly Perkin Warbeck skilfully impersonated one of the princes in the tower in order to claim the right to the throne.
Warwick's surviving sister Margaret also became the desperate focus of hopes that the White Rose would be reborn. The book also offers a new perspective on why Henry VIII, constantly threatened by treachery, real or imagined, and desperate to secure his power with a male heir, became a tyrant. The result is history as compelling as any novel' Independent 'This is a splendidly and vividly written book.
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Anderen bekeken ook. Dan Jones The Wars of the Roses 17, Alison Weir Elizabeth of York 18, Martin J. After leafleting the main halls during classes, the pair found that they had some left over, which they flung over a railing. At this point they were spotted by a janitor, who had them arrested. Under questioning, Sophie and Hans both attempted to take the blame on themselves, but analysis of the handwriting on one of the leaflets led them to Christoph the same day. Three days later, on the 22nd of February, they faced the Volksgerichtshof - the People's Court, overseen by the notorious Roland Freisler, a fanatical Nazi.
After a brief, summary kangaroo trial, during which Fresler harangued the three as traitors to the Reich, a sentence of death was pronounced on all three.
They would be beheaded by guillotine the very same day. The last words of the Scholl siblings, as they were led to the guillotine have survived down the decades, and continue to speak to us.
There would be other trials, and others associated with the White Rose executed as the war progressed, but the story of Probst and the Scholls quickly made its way out of the country. Copies of the leaflets were smuggled into Britain, where they were reproduced and dropped by American bombers over German cities.
In Munich, you can visit the Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, outside the university buildings they leafleted. There's a memorial in the form of leaflets embedded in the pavement. Inside the university itself, you can visit a permanent exhibition dedicated to the group, with original documents and photos belonging to the Scholls and Probst.
The courtroom where the trio were sentenced, inside the Munich Palace of Justice, also has an exhibition focusing on the White Rose. Additionally, across Germany and beyond, there are hundreds of streets, buildings and schools named after them, and their memory is also honoured in awards, stamps and other public events. A school in Gardelegen in Saxony-Anhalt, one of the many named after the Schloll siblings. At a time when Far Right populism is on the rise, and we find ourselves all too swayed by the easy, hateful solutions, the Scholls and Probst remind us of the power in standing up.
They remind us that doing the right thing is difficult, often dangerous, but vital in the struggle against tyranny and despotism.
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News categories Berlin Munich Hamburg More…. Membership My account Gift voucher Corporate Help center. Jobs in Germany Browse jobs Post a vacancy. Email newsletters Newsletter sign-up Edit my subscriptions. Other pages Apartment rentals Noticeboard Discussion forum Site search. What we can learn from the White Rose siblings Michael Stuchbery. Share this article. Friday marks 76 years since the young White Rose activists were executed by Nazis in Munich's Stadelheim Prison for denouncing Hitler's regime. Who were they and how do they inspire heroism today?
Photo: DPA Once written, each pamphlet was typeset and printed in significant quantities.