On This Day

Events in History in 1471

  • Apr 11 Wars of the Roses: King Edward IV of England seizes London from Henry VI
  • Apr 14 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet - Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians and kill the Earl of Warwick

Victory in BattleBattle of Tewkesbury

May 4 Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster killed and King Edward IV restored to his throne. Re-restores political stability to England until his death in 1483.

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King Edward IV and his Yorkist troops are beseeched by a priest to stop the pursuit of their Lancastrian foes who requested sanctuary from the abbey
King Edward IV and his Yorkist troops are beseeched by a priest to stop the pursuit of their Lancastrian foes who requested sanctuary from the abbey
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  • May 21 King Edward IV enters London
  • Oct 10 Battle of Brunkeberg: Swedish regent Sten Sture defeats forces led by Danish King Christian I