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battle of Barnet

1471. *Warwick, Edward IV's great ally at Towton, turned against him in 1470 and drove him out of the kingdom. Returning in March 1471, Edward landed near Hull. Warwick, in ...

Barnet, battle of

Barnet, battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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..., battle of On 14 April 1471 , Easter Sunday morning, *Edward IV ’s army defeated the *Lancastrian forces of Richard *Neville , earl of Warwick, outside London. Heavy fog led to uncoordinated strategies and Warwick’s death in battle. See also roses, wars of the . Lorraine C. Attreed J. Bruce , ed., Historie of the Arrivall of Edward IV in England , Camden Society (1838). P. W. Hammond , The Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury ( 2...

Barnet, Battle of

Barnet, Battle of (14 April 1471)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Battle of ( 14 April 1471 ) A battle in the Wars of the Roses fought between the Lancastrian forces, led by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (‘the Kingmaker’) and the Yorkist troops of Edward IV . Both sides suffered heavy losses, but Warwick was slain and Edward’s recovery of his throne was made almost...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., battle of , 1471 . Warwick , Edward IV 's great ally at Towton , turned against him in 1470 and drove him out of the kingdom. Returning in March 1471 , Edward landed near Hull. Warwick, in possession of London, marched out to confront him. They met at Barnet, 14 miles north, on 14 April. Warwick's men won initial success, but confusion and mistaken identity led to cries of treason and a fatal collapse of morale. Warwick himself was cut down trying to reach his horse. Three weeks later, Edward secured his position beyond doubt with his crushing...

Barnet, battle of

Barnet, battle of (1471)   Reference library

J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., battle of , 1471 . Warwick , Edward IV ’s great ally at Towton , turned against him in 1470 and drove him out of the kingdom. Returning in March 1471 , Edward landed near Hull and moved south. Warwick, in possession of London, marched out to confront him. They met at Barnet, 14 miles north, on 14 April. Warwick had some 15,000 troops, Edward rather fewer. The action began early in the morning with mist still thick on the ground. Warwick’s men won initial success, but confusion and mistaken identity led to cries of treason and a fatal collapse of...

battle of Barnet

battle of Barnet  

1471.*Warwick, Edward IV's great ally at Towton, turned against him in 1470 and drove him out of the kingdom. Returning in March 1471, Edward landed near Hull. Warwick, in possession of London, ...
Richard Duke of York

Richard Duke of York   Reference library

Randall Martin, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...is intimidated into granting them entry into the city, and Edward is proclaimed King. 4.9–10 Warwick and Clarence take leave of Henry, who is captured with Exeter by Edward and Gloucester and sent to the Tower. 5.1 The Yorkists confront Warwick at Coventry. Oxford, Montague, and Somerset arrive to support him, but Clarence switches sides back to his brothers. 5.1 During the battle of Barnet, a fatally wounded Warwick dies after learning of Montague’s death. 5.3 Edward marches towards Tewkesbury to meet Margaret. 5.4 Margaret rallies her dispirited troops. 5.5...

1st earl of Northumberland, John Neville

1st earl of Northumberland, John Neville  

(c. 1431–71).The third son of Richard Neville, earl of Salisbury, John fought alongside his father at Blore Heath and was attainted in 1459, but was restored, created Baron Montagu, and appointed ...
2nd duke of Norfolk, Thomas Howard

2nd duke of Norfolk, Thomas Howard  

(1443–1524).Norfolk had a remarkable political and military career at the highest level, despite a bad start. His father was a prominent Yorkist, who fought at Towton, was created duke ...
Kingmaker

Kingmaker  

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Nickname of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (1428–71), English statesman. During the Wars of the Roses he fought first on the Yorkist side, helping Edward IV to gain the throne (1461), and then on ...
battle of Tewkesbury

battle of Tewkesbury  

1471.The last and one of the bloodiest battles of the Wars of the Roses. Queen Margaret, still defending the claims of her husband Henry VI, landed at Weymouth the same day that Edward IV defeated ...
Anne Neville

Anne Neville  

(1456–85),queen of Richard III. Anne was a pawn in the ferocious political game of the later 15th cent. She was the second daughter of Richard Neville, earl of Warwick (‘the Kingmaker’). In 1470 Anne ...
2nd duke of Exeter, Henry Holand

2nd duke of Exeter, Henry Holand  

(1430–75).As a minor, Holand was the ward of Richard of York and married to his daughter. Thomas Percy, Lord Egremont, enveigled him into the feud against the Nevilles in ...
earl of Warwick Richard Neville

earl of Warwick Richard Neville  

B. 22 Nov. 1428, s. of Richard, earl of Salisbury, and Alice, countess of Salisbury; m. Anne, countess of Warwick, 1434; issue: Isabella, Anne; d. 14 Apr. 1471; bur. Bisham abbey, Berks.The career of ...
Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses  

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(1455–85)A protracted struggle for the throne of England, lasting for 30 years of sporadic fighting. These civil wars grew out of the bitter rivalry between two aspirants to the throne – Edmund ...
Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville

Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville  

(1428–71),known as ‘the Kingmaker’. Warwick was the mightiest of overmighty subjects, who was instrumental in putting Edward IV on the throne in 1461, deposing him in 1470, and restoring Henry VI. ...
Edward IV

Edward IV  

(1442–83),king of England (1461–70, 1471–83). The tall and handsome ‘Rose of Rouen’, born in that city, the eldest son of Richard, duke of York, gained the throne of England in March 1461 when he was ...
House of Lancaster

House of Lancaster  

The English royal house descended from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, that ruled England from 1399 (Henry IV) until 1461 (the deposition of Henry VI) and again on Henry's brief restoration in ...
Richard III

Richard III  

(1452–85),king of England (1483–5). Richard is one of England's most controversial figures, immortalized as evil personified by Shakespeare, sanctified by a society dedicated to clearing his name. ...
Margaret of Anjou

Margaret of Anjou  

Queen of England, b. 23 Mar. 1430, da. of René, duke of Anjou, and Isabella, da. of Charles, duke of Lorraine; m. Henry VI, 23 Apr. 1445; d. 25 Aug. 1482; bur. Angers.Disliked by many English as a ...
Tewkesbury, Battle of

Tewkesbury, Battle of (4 May 1471)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...Battle of ( 4 May 1471 ) A battle in the Wars of the Roses fought between Edward IV fresh from his victory as Barnet and the Lancastrian forces of Margaret of Anjou. Margaret’s forces were defeated and her son, Prince Edward, was among those...

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