battle of Edgecote

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In July 1469 Edward IV was in Nottingham when Warwick marched against him. Reinforcements for the king led by the earl of Pembroke and the earl of Devon reached Banbury on 25 July. Next day, Pembroke's Welsh force was continuing its march when it was overwhelmed at Edgecote by a force of Warwick's supporters. Pembroke was captured and beheaded. On hearing the news, Edward's army deserted and he became Warwick's prisoner.

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