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FAMOUS BATTLE BARNET 1471

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“THE KING’S EXPERIENCE AND IMPOSING PHYSIQUE MADE HIM AN IMPRESSIVE FOCUS FOR HIS MEN”

1469 Edward IV and his most powerful ally, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, were in opposition. Warwick was largely responsible for placing the Yorkists on the throne, but Edward made himself unpopular by marrying Elizabeth Woodville, whose family were bitterly opposed to Warwick. Open warfare finally broke out, with Warwick defeating Edward’s forces at the Battle of Edgecote

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