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battle of Tewkesbury


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1471.

The last and one of the bloodiest battles of the Wars of the Roses. Queen Margaret, still defending the claims of her husband Henry VI, landed at Weymouth the same day that Edward IV defeated Warwick at Barnet. She moved towards Wales and the north‐west to collect support, with Edward marching from Windsor to intercept her. Her troops were caught before they could cross the Severn and forced to give battle at Tewkesbury on 4 May 1471. Edward, the young Lancastrian prince of Wales, was killed, Queen Margaret captured, and Henry VI murdered the same month.

Subjects: British History.


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