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1470 – Richard Neville forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands

2 October

Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (22 November 1428 – 14 April 1471), was an English nobleman, and one of the premier Yorkist leaders in the Wars of the Roses. The son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Warwick was the wealthiest and most powerful English peer of his age, and he was instrumental in the deposition of two kings, a fact which later earned him his epithet of “Kingmaker” to later generations. Continue reading “1470 – Richard Neville forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands”

1459 – The Battle of Blore Heath

23 September – On this day

The Battle of Blore Heath was one of the first major battles in the English Wars of the Roses. It was fought on this day in 1459, at Blore Heath in Staffordshire, two miles east of the town of Market Drayton in Shropshire, England. Continue reading “1459 – The Battle of Blore Heath”

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