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Detail from Graham Turner's Battle of st Albans.Fought on the 22nd May 1455, this was the first battle of what would become known as the Wars of the Roses.

Detail from Graham Turner's Battle of st Albans.Fought on the 22nd May 1455, this was the first battle of what would become known as the Wars of the Roses.

Shield of Edward IV as Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece

Shield of Edward IV

battle of the Wars of the Roses. Yorkist line at the Battle of Towton

battle of the Wars of the Roses. Yorkist line at the Battle of Towton

Metal breastplate, circa war of the roses 1455-1485. Worn over a buff coat, likely noble but not royal.

Mary of York, daughter to Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville.

Mary of York, daughter to Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville.

Richard Plantagenet, the 3rd Duke of York (1411–60), was the father of Edward IV, Richard III, George of Clarence. He started the whole thing, by trying to push the Lancastrian Henry VI off the throne. He was killed in the battle of Wakefield, and Margaret of Anjou stuck his head on a pike above one of the gates into the city of York.

Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York

Remains of Old Bishops Palace, York.         According to the plaque on the wall, Edward (son of Richard III and Anne of Warwick) was created Prince of Wales on 24th August 1483 in this building.

Remains of Old Bishops Palace, York © Paul Buckingham cc-by-sa/2.0

According to the plaque on the wall, Edward (son of Richard III and Anne of Warwick) was created Prince of Wales on 24th August 1483 in this building.

The Battle of Towton the Worst Battle fought on English soil. Comparable with the Somme in percentage of fatalities. Forgotten.

Nasty, brutish and not that short

Medieval warfare was just as terrifying as you might imagine

Battle of Tewkesbury, 4 May 1471. The Yorkists won, and Prince Edward, the Lancastrian Prince of Wales, was killed in the battle. Edward IV, of the House of York, then became king. The York faction then ruled England (with one slight blip) for 14 years, until the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Battle of Tewkesbury, 4 May 1471. The Yorkists won, and Prince Edward, the Lancastrian Prince of Wales, was killed in the battle. Edward IV, of the House of York, then became king. The York faction then ruled England (with one slight blip) for 14 years, until the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Elizabeth Plantagenet (born circa 1464), Daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Lucy Lucy / Waite Wife of Sir Thomas Lumley Mother of Roger Lumley; Anne de Lumley, Baroness of Ogle; Sibilla de Hilton; Richard Lumley, 4th Baron Lumley; John Lumley and 2 others Sister of Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle and Grace Plantagenet

Isabel Elizabeth Plantagenet condesa Essex

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Richard III's signature | Born in England on October 2, 1452, Richard III served as king of England for only two years, but his reign was one of the most historic and turbulent. He is credited with the responsibility for several murders, including those of his nephews Edward and Richard, and of Henry VI. He was the last English king to die in battle in 1485.

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Richard III's signature | Born in England on October 2, 1452, Richard III served as king of England for only two years, but his reign was one of the most historic and turbulent. He is credited with the responsibility for several murders, including those of his nephews Edward and Richard, and of Henry VI. He was the last English king to die in battle in 1485.

Sir Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers.  2nd Husband of Jacquetta of Luxembourg

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The Battle of Towton was the most barbaric ever fought on English soil, a frenzied slaughter that led to the crowning of Edward IV, our first Yorkist king

Towton: England's bloodiest battle

The Battle of Towton was the most barbaric ever fought on English soil, a frenzied slaughter that led to the crowning of Edward IV, our first Yorkist king

The Battle of Towton was the most barbaric ever fought on English soil, a frenzied slaughter that led to the crowning of Edward IV, our first Yorkist king

Towton: England's bloodiest battle

The Battle of Towton was the most barbaric ever fought on English soil, a frenzied slaughter that led to the crowning of Edward IV, our first Yorkist king

Catherine or Katherine of York (14 August 1479 – 15 November 1527) was the ninth child and sixth daughter of King Edward IV by his wife Elizabeth Woodville. From birth to death, she was daughter to Edward IV, sister to Edward V, niece to Richard III, sister-in-law to Henry VII and aunt to Henry VIII.

Catherine or Katherine of York (14 August 1479 – 15 November 1527) was the ninth child and sixth daughter of King Edward IV by his wife Elizabeth Woodville. From birth to death, she was daughter to Edward IV, sister to Edward V, niece to Richard III, sister-in-law to Henry VII and aunt to Henry VIII.