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The second battle of St Albans took place on 17 February 1461. Queen Margaret hastened south to exploit her crushing victory at Wakefield and rescue her husband Henry VI, held captive by Warwick. The Yorkists were again defeated, but Warwick salvaged some troops and joined the future Edward IV from Wales. Henry VI was released by his queen, who failed to follow up her advantage.

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