Events in History in 1471

Wars of the Roses

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

Battle 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 returns to his throne, restoring political stability to England until his death in 1483

  • May 21 King Edward IV enters London
  • Oct 10 Battle of Brunkeberg: Swedish regent Sten Sture defeats forces led by Danish King Christian I