Stained glass windows in St James church, Sutton Cheney. - Richard III and Henry VII The Battle of Bosworth. ---Henry Tudor, led a rebellion to take the throne from King Richard III, the rightful heir, killed him on the battle field and began the bloody reign of the Tudors
The battles which were fought during The Wars of The Roses~ 1455: The First Battle of St Albans 1460: Battle of Northampton 1460: The Battle of Wakefield 1471: Battle of Barnet 1471: Battle of Tewkesbury 1485: Battle of Bosworth Field
Elizabeth Woodville (also spelled Wydeville or Widvile; c. 1437 – 8 June 1492) was Queen consort of England as the spouse of King Edward IV from 1464 until his death in 1483. Elizabeth was a key figure in the series of dynastic civil wars known as the Wars of the Roses. Her first husband, Sir John Grey of Groby was killed at the Second Battle of St Albans. Her children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; the latter made her the maternal grandmother of Henry VIII.
Map of the Wars of the Roses and good explanatory article/information - basic gyst: 2 Plantagenet families (York vs Lancaster) vied for the throne (aprx 1455-1487) Final outcome was won by Lancastrian Henry Tudor who then married Elizabeth of York - uniting the 2 families and ushering in the Tudor Dynasty
The Battle of Towton was fought during the Wars of the Roses on 29 March 1461, in Yorkshire. It was the "largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil". More than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought for hours in a snowstorm, which was Palm Sunday. A newsletter reported that 28,000. The engagement brought about a change in England—Edward IV displaced Henry VI as King of England, driving the head of the Lancastrians and his key supporters out of the country.
Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England 1455-1485 between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides,red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict: both houses direct descendants of king Edward III; ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI w/ unpopular nobles;civil unrest w/ pop.; lords with private armies; & episodes of mental illness by Henry VI.Wars ended when Richard III(last Yorkist king)defeated @ Bosworth in…