On This Day

What Happened in April 1471

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 11 Wars of the Roses: King Edward IV of England seizes London from Henry VI

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV
  • Apr 14 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet - Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians and kill the Earl of Warwick

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 Richard Neville [16th Earl of Warwick], English nobleman and military commander known as Warwick the Kingmaker, slain in battle at 42