One of the most turbulent and violent periods in Britain’s history.
1461 Henry VI had the throne snatched away by young and charismatic Edward IV – he was helped to the throne by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick – the Kingmaker.
It took Edward 7 years to learn that to save the country a good king must do bad things.
3 months after Richard Duke of York’s death Edward IV takes his revenge on the king.
The bloodiest battle on English soil ends (Towton) and Edward IV succeeds as the king and queen’s forces have been wiped out and Henry VI and his family are forced to flee to Scotland.
28000 men slaughtered in 10 hours, pretty much half of the troops involved in the fight.
Edward declared king in 1461, aged just 18 – 12th plantagenet king of England.
Edward needs to end the violence, assisted by Warwick, to make the country stable and safe. Continue reading “Britain’s Bloody Crown Part 2 14.01.2016”