On This Day

What Happened in March 1461

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 4 Edward Plantagenet lays claim to the throne of England as Edward IV in London

Victory in Battle

Mar 29 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Duke Edward of York defeats the Lancastrian army, deposes King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou and proclaims himself as King Edward IV

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 29 Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1421)