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The Battle of Barnet 1471 – Pivotal and Impactful

Battle of Barnet 1471

As battles during the Wars of the Roses go, Barnet may not have had the final say but it was certainly impactful. It was a clash where the Yorkist Edward IV pitted his wits against his Lancastrian foe, the Earl of Warwick, and decisively won. But as battles during the Wars of the Roses also…

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On this day 2nd October

1470– A rebellion organised by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (the Kingmaker) forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne.   This particular time in history and the events surrounding the Kingmaker are extremely well documented,  many of you would have seen the TV adaptation of The White Queen last year,…

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