Skirmish on Heworth Moor between the Thomas Percy lord Egremont and the Nevills.

The Nevills were returning from the wedding of Thomas Nevill to Maud Stanhope at Tattershall castle in Lincolnshire when the Percies attempted an ambush. Accounts of this skirmish wildly vary, with some saying there were many casualties and others that there were none. Judging by the charges laid against the principle (Percy) movers and shakers, I tend to think there were very few, if any.

  1. I’m lucky enough to live very near to Wressle Castle, which has recently been restored enough to allow public access a few days a year. After my visit I put together an account of the castle during the time it was alienated from the Percies. As it was probably the trigger for the skirmish at Heworth Moor, it might be of interest. Link here


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