History of War

TIMELINE OF... WARS OF THE ROSES

“THE RESULTING CLASH AT TOWTON IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST AND BLOODIEST BATTLE FOUGHT ON BRITISH SOIL”

22 May 1455

FIRST BATTLE OF ST ALBANS

The wars officially begin when a force led by Richard, Duke of York is intercepted at St Albans by a Lancastrian army including Henry VI and Edmund, Duke of Somerset. The battle is unconventionally fought in the streets. The Yorkists eventually prevail, Henry VI

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