This topic is an activity guide of AQA History Unit 2B The Wars of the Roses and part of the Women of the Wars tasks usually set in class and for homework. However, it can be used for any exam board running the Wars of the Roses module.It is usually set as a task whilst studying 'The Triumph of the Yorkists 1461-71' module.It is an A* grade response to the task set in schools to research the women of the wars, in this case Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk.This topic is a classic case study of politics, motivations and consequences during the Wars of the Roses, which is why it is usually set as a homework task.The context to take into account here is:1. From where do the sources of power come within a state? (economic, social and political). 2. How do those who support kings fare when the regime changes? The de la Poles often did not fare so well at all (see their guide) but Alice weathered the political storm pretty well, escaping the destitution and marriage pawnage that often faced her fellow noblewomen.3. What was the impact of the dynastic/monarchic instability on the general populus of all class levels? 4. What caused the political breakdowns that led to the Wars of the Roses? (political primarily) And in depth: Here we will look at another ‘woman of the wars’- Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk. It would be useful for you also to read the House of Howard, de la Pole and Talbot genealogy guides and the Women of the Wars 1 and 2: Elizabeth Talbot, Duchess of Norfolk and Margaret Paston activity guides for this Unit. These are/ will be all available in the shop.This guide is FOURTEEN pages long and fully annotated/referenced, with further reading options and 'check yourself' questions at the end to aid understanding.ALL WOMEN OF THE WARS GUIDES ARE AT A SPECIAL PRICE OF £5 EACH TILL THE END OF APRIL 2017!