The battles which were fought during The Wars of The Roses~ 1455: The First Battle of St Albans 1460: Battle of Northampton 1460: The Battle of Wakefield 1471: Battle of Barnet 1471: Battle of Tewkesbury 1485: Battle of Bosworth Field
Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England 1455-1485 between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides,red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict: both houses direct descendants of king Edward III; ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI w/ unpopular nobles;civil unrest w/ pop.; lords with private armies; & episodes of mental illness by Henry VI.Wars ended when Richard III(last Yorkist king)defeated @ Bosworth in…
The Battle of Towton was fought during the Wars of the Roses on 29 March 1461, in Yorkshire. It was the "largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil". More than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought for hours in a snowstorm, which was Palm Sunday. A newsletter reported that 28,000. The engagement brought about a change in England—Edward IV displaced Henry VI as King of England, driving the head of the Lancastrians and his key supporters out of the country.
Stained glass windows in St James church, Sutton Cheney. - Richard III and Henry VII The Battle of Bosworth. ---Henry Tudor, led a rebellion to take the throne from King Richard III, the rightful heir, killed him on the battle field and began the bloody reign of the Tudors