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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471


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The Battle of Tewkesbury was one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses. The forces loyal to the House of Lancaster were completely defeated by those of the rival House of York under their monarch, King Edward IV. Many prominent Lancastrian nobles were killed during the battle or were executed.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Readeption of Henry VI 

    • Edward's landing and the death of Warwick 

    • The Tewkesbury campaign 

    • Battle 

    • Fauconberg's repulse 

    • The end of the Lancastrian royal family 

    • Re-enactment