Surnames/tags: United_Kingdom Wars
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Background: The Wars of the Roses were a series of battles for the throne of England. Fought between the rival Plantagenet houses of Lancaster and York, they chose the respective symbols of red and white roses.
Collectively, these battles occurred in sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1485, but fights broke out before and after this period. They resulted from social and financial troubles following the Hundred Years' War.
Henry Tudor won the final victory against the last Yorkist king, Richard III. A remote Lancastrian claimant, he married Edward IV's daughter Elizabeth of York to unite the houses. Subsequently, the House of Tudor ruled England and Wales for 117 years.
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- First Battle of St Albans, May 22nd 1455 - considered to be the first battle of what has come to be known as the Wars of the Roses.
- Battle of Bamburgh Castle -
- Battle of Blore Heath -
- Battle of Ludford Bridge -
- Battle of Sandwich -
- Battle of Northampton -
- Battle of Wakefield -
- Battle of Mortimer's Cross -
- Second Battle of St Albans -
- Battle of Ferrybridge -
- Battle of Towton, on Palm Sunday, March 28th 1461 - Considered to be the bloodiest battle on English soil, leading to the defeat of Henry VI and the Lancastrian hold on the throne and the succession of Edward IV son of Richard Duke of York.
- Battle of Hedgeley Moor -
- Battle of Hexham - 15th May 1464; Victory to House of York
- Battle of Edgecote Moor - 26 July 1469.
- Battle of Losecoat Field -
- Battle of Barnet -
- Battle of Tewkesbury -
- Battle of Bosworth Field -
- Battle of Stoke Field -
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