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"THE BATTLE OF TEWKESBURY, 4th May 1471 Lancastrian soldiers under the duke of Somerset's command desperately try to defend themselves against the advancing Yorkists, King Edward at their head." Wonderful accurate artwork by Graham Turner - Artist An annual re-enactment battle is held as part of Tewkesbury Medieval Festival just outside the lovely town centre of Tewkesbury each July - Visit Tewkesbury

12 surprising facts about the Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet, 1471 - the death of Richard Neville, 16th earl of Warwick. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images)

from NY Daily News

How twins from Pittsburgh survived the Battle of the Bulge

The 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in December has twins Albert and Charles Davis thinking back. Both Davis brothers went to war with the 17th Airborne Divison.

The theoretical appearance of Rhys ap Thomas, the man who killed Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth

John Lucas Miller - Civil War Confederate Army Officer. A member of the South Carolina Legislature at the start of the Civil War, he was elected Captain in the 12th South Carolina Infantry Regiment in 1861 and rose to the rank of Colonel by 1863. He led his men in the Battles of Gaines Mill (1862), Antietam (1862), Gettysburg (1863), and the Wilderness (1864). He was the cousin of Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, the noted Civil War diarist.

The final battle of the Wars of the Roses. Die hard Yorkists rose in rebellion against Henry VII, proclaiming the Pretender Lambert Simnel as Richard Duke of York, one of the murdered Princes in the Tower. The Royal Army easily defeated the rebels at Stoke Field. Although unreconciled Yorkists continued to plot to overthrow Henry, there were no further battles. Stoke Field marked the final military engagement of the dynastic civil war, and resulted in the final triumph of the House of…