Tewkesbury 1471

The last Yorkist victory

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Tewkesbury 1471

The last Yorkist victory

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In this book Christopher Gravett details the climactic events of 1471 and the battle that virtually extinguished the Lancastrian cause. After the crushing Yorkist victory at Towton in 1461, King Edward IV appeared to have triumphed in England's bloody Wars of the Roses (1455-1485). The Lancastrian King Henry VI was even a prisoner in the Tower of London. By 1470, however, Edward's erstwhile ally the Earl of Warwick – The 'Kingmaker' – had joined the Lancastrians and a final reckoning was inevitable. Warwick perished at Barnet in April 1471, and on 4 May Edward confronted his enemies, including Edward, Prince and last hope of the House of Lancaster, at Tewkesbury.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Origins of the Campaign/The Commanders/Opposing Forces/The Pursuit to Tewkesbury/The Battle/Aftermath/The Battlefield today/Further Reading/Index

Product details

Published Oct 22 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841765143
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 65 b/w; 39 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 131
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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