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The Wars of the Roses: Battle of Blore Heath: 1459, Battle of Ludford: 1459, Battle of Northampton: 1460, Battle of Wakefield: 1460, Battle of Mortimor՚s Cross: 1461

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  • War of the Roses, a civil war in England that lasted from 1455 - 1487.
  • The name Wars of the Roses is based on the badges used by the two warring groups, the red rose for the Lancastrians and the white rose for the Yorkists.

Battle of Blore Heath: 1459

  • In the fifteenth century Blore Heath was an area of wood land and rough heath, miles away from large towns or cities. In September 1459, the Yorkists and the Lancasterians met on a damp Sunday morning at Blore Heath. Thousands of men both the sides died in this bloody battle. The Yorkists won.

Battle of Ludford: 1459

  • This battle marks an early setback for Richard, Duke of York and his allies in the Wars of the Roses. The two combating forces squared up to each other across…

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The Wars of the Roses: Battle of Hedgeley Moor: 1464, Battle of Edgecote Moor: 1469, Battle of Stoke Field: 1487, Impact of the Wars of Roses

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Battle of Hedgeley Moor: 1464

  • The battle of Hedgeley Moor was fought between Queen Margaret Anjou and the Yorkists under the leadership of Lord Montague.
  • The Lancastrian force under the Queen was crushed by Montague and his forces. Sir Ralph Percy, the only holding force of the Lancastrians was beheaded at Hedgeley Moo…

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