History of War

A NATION TORN IN TWO

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1 BATTLE OF WAKEFIELD

WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE

30 DECEMBER 1460

 Richard, Duke of York travels north to intercept a Lancastrian force in Yorkshire. The duke takes a defensive position at Sandal Castle outside Wakefield but suddenly leaves and attacks the numerically superior Lancastrian army. York is defeated and killed, which is a severe blow to the Yorkist cause.

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