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The 1st Battle of St Albans Date: 22 May 1455 Battle site: Fought in the town of St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Leaders in battle: Duke of York • Earl of Warwick Casualties: c. 100 men in totalLeaders in battle: King Henry VI • Duke of Buckingham • Duke of Somerset • Earl of Northumberland • Lord Clifford Casualties: Duke of Somerset • Earl of Northumberland • Earl of Dorset • Lord CliffordYorkThe Battle of Blore Heath
Date: 23 September 1459 Battle site: Site crosses A53, Newcastle-under-Lyme to Market Drayton road, about 3 miles east of the latter, Staffordshire.
Leaders in battle: Earl of Salisbury Casualties: Yorkist casualties minimalLeaders in battle: Lord Audley • Lord Dudley Casualties: Lord Audley • Sir William Troutbeck • Sir Hugh Venables • Sir John Donne • c. 2000 LancastriansYork
The Rout of Ludford Bridge Date: 12 October 1459 - 13 October 1459 Battle site: South of Ludlow, bridge crossing the River Teme, Shropshire.
Leaders in battle: Duke of York • Earl of Salisbury • Earl of Warwick • Earl of March • Earl of Rutland Casualties: NoneLeaders in battle: King Henry VI • Duke of BuckinghamLancaster
The Battle of Northampton Date: 10 July 1460 Battle site: Immediately south-east of Northampton and north of Delapré Abbey.
Leaders in battle: Earl of Warwick • Earl of March Casualties: c. 300 men in totalLeaders in battle: King Henry VI • Duke of Buckingham • Earl of Shrewsbury • Lord Grey of Ruthyn Casualties: Duke of Buckingham • Earl of Shrewsbury • Lord Egremont • Lord BeaumontYork
The Battle of Wakefield Date: 30 December 1460 Battle site: Sandal, about 1.5 miles south-east of Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Leaders in battle: Duke of York • Earl of Salisbury • Earl of Rutland also Casualties: Duke of York • Earl of Salisbury (ex) • Earl of Rutland • Sir Thomas Neville • Sir Thomas Harrington • Sir Thomas Parre • Sir Hugh Mortimer • Sir John MortimerLeaders in battle: Duke of Somerse • Earl of Northumberland • Earl of Devon • Lord Clifford • Lord RoosLancaster
The Battle of Mortimer"s Cross Date: 2 February 1461 or 3 February 1461 Battle site: Approx. 4.5 miles north-west of Leominster, Hereford & Worcester, to the right of the A4410.
Leaders in battle: Earl of March • Sir William Hastings • Sir William Herbert • Walter DevereuxLeaders in battle: Earl of Pembroke • Earl of Wiltshire • Owen Tudor • Sir John Throckmorton Casualties: Owen Tudor (ex) • Sir John Throckmorton (ex)York
The 2nd Battle of St Albans Date: 17 February 1461 Battle site: The town of St Albans, Barnard"s Heath and Sandridge, Hertfordshire.
Leaders in battle: Earl of Warwick • Earl of Arundel • Duke of Norfolk • Lord Montagu Casualties: Lord Bonville (ex) • Sir Thomas Kyriell (ex)Leaders in battle: Queen Margaret • Duke of SomersetLancaster
The Battle of Towton & Ferrybridge Date: 28 March 1461 - 29 March 1461 Towton Battle site: Between Towton and Saxton to the right of the B1217, North Yorkshire.
Leaders in battle: King Edward IV • Duke of Norfolk • Earl of Warwick • Lord Fauconberns Casualties: Lord FitzwalterLeaders in battle: Duke of Somerset • Earl of Northumberland • Lord Clifford Casualties: Earl of Northumberland • Earl of Devon (ex) • Earl of Wiltshire (ex) • Lord Clifford • Lord Dacre • Sir Andrew TrollopeYork
The Battle of Hedgeley Moor Date: 25 April 1464 Battle site: Approximately 6 miles south-east of Wooler, Northumberland.
Leaders in battle: John Neville • Marquess MontagueLeaders in battle: Duke of Somerset • Lord Roos • Lord Hungerford • Sir Ralph Percy Casualties: Sir Ralph PercyYork
The Battle of Hexham Date: 15 May 1464 Battle site: OS site known as Hexham Levels is 2 miles south-east of Hexham, Northumberland. Alternative site about one mile north-east near Swallowship Hill.
Leaders in battle: John Neville, Marquess MontaguLeaders in battle: Duke of Somerset • Lord Roos • Lord Hungerford Casualties: Duke of Somerset (ex) • Lord Roos (ex) • Lord Hungerford (ex) • Sir Philip Wentworth • Sir William TailboysYork
The Battle of Edgecote Date: 26 July 1469 Battle site: Site known as Danes Moor south-east of Edgecote which is 5.5 miles north-east of Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Leaders in battle: Earl of Pembroke • Earl of Devon • Sir Richard Herbert Casualties: Sir Thomas Vaughan • Earl of Pembroke (ex) • Earl of Devon (ex) • Sir Richard Herbert (ex)Leaders in battle: "Robin of Redesdale" • Sir Henry Neville Casualties: Sir Henry NevilleLancaster
The Battle of Empingham, also known as The Battle of Losecote Field Date: 12 March 1470 Battle site: 2.5 miles north-east of Empingham, Rutland and just east of the Great North Road (A1).
Leaders in battle: King Edward IV Leaders in battle: Sir Robert Welles • Sir Thomas de Launde • Richard Wauren Casualties: Sir Robert Welles (ex) • Sir Thomas de Launde (ex) • Richard Wauren (ex)York
The Battle of Barnet Date: 14 April 1471 Battle site: Close to Hadley Wood about 1 mile north-east of Barnet, formerly in Middlesex.
Leaders in battle: King Edward IV • Duke of Gloucester • Duke of Clarence • Sir William Hastings Casualties: Lord Say and SeleLeaders in battle: Earl of Warwick • Earl of Oxford • Marquess of Montagu Casualties: Earl of Warwick • Marquess of Montagu • Lord Cromwell • Sir Humphrey BourchierYork
The Battle of Tewkesbury Date: 4 May 1471 Battle site: About 0.5 miles south of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
Leaders in battle: King Edward IV • Duke of Gloucester • Duke of Clarence • Sir William HastingsLeaders in battle: Edward Prince of Wales • Duke of Somercollection Casualties: Edward Prince of Wales • Duke of Somerset (ex) • Earl of Devon • Lord Wenlock • John Beaufort • Sir John Delves • Sir Robert WhittinhghamYork
The Battle of Bosworth Date: 22 August 1485 Battle site: Traditional site about 4.5 miles north-west of Hinckley between the villages of Sutton Cheney and Shenton, Leicestershire.

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Leaders in battle: King Richard III • Duke of Norfolk • Earl of Northumberland also Casualties: King Richard III • Duke of Norfolk • William Catesby (ex) • Sir Richard Radcliffe • Sir Richard Brackenbury • Sir Robert PercyLeaders in battle: Henry Tudor • Earl of Richmond • Earl of Oxford • Jasper Tudor • Lord Stanley • Sir William Stanley Casualties: William BrandonLancaster
The Battle of Stoke Date: 16 June 1487 Battle site: East Stoke 5 miles south-west of Newark, Nottinghamshire.
Leaders in battle: Earl of Lincoln • Martin Schwartz • Thomas FitzGerald • Casualties: Earl of Lincoln • Martin Schwartz • Thomas FitzGeraldLeaders in battle: King Henry VII • Earl of Oxford • Lord StrangeLancaster