On this day: 29 March

Posted: March 29, 2012 in On this day..., Towton

1461

Battle of Towton. The forces of Edward IV defeat the forces of Henry VI. Those killed include: Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland; Humphrey duke of Buckingham; Sir Andrew Trollope; Lord Dacre. Several prominent Lancastrians, including the duke of Somerset and Exeter, made their escape to York and, with Henry VI and his queen, into Scotland.

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