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Tewkesbury 1471

by Christopher Gravett

Part of the Osprey Campaign S. Series

Tewkesbury 1471 Synopsis

Following their victory at Towton in 1461, The House of York continued to triumph. By 1470, however, relations between Edward and his lieutenant, Eari of Warwick, had broken down and Warwick had joined the Lancastrian cause. On 14 April 1471 at Barnet, Edward defeated and killed Warwick. On the same day Henry VI's wife and son, Queen Margaret and Prince Edward, landed at Weymouth. Learning of the disaster, they united with Warwick's army and made a stand at Tewkesbury. Edward IV bombarded Somerset's division, who reacted with a surprise attack on the Yorkist line. However, Edward IV counterattacked and routed Somerset's men. The Lancastrians fled. This title examines how, after Tewkesbury, the Lancastrian cause had been virtually wiped out.

Tewkesbury 1471 Press Reviews

Books in Osprey's 'Campaign' series stand out at both secondary and college levels as works' that will engage and sustain student interest ... sophisticated maps and comprehensive graphics complement the texts without overwhelming them.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781841765143
Publication date: 22nd October 2003
Author: Christopher Gravett
Publisher: Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Battles & campaigns,

About Christopher Gravett

Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator of armour at the Tower Armouries, and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. His previous Osprey titles include Landmarks: 'The Norman Conquest', Warrior I: 'Norman Knight 950-1204 AD' and Campaign 66: 'Bosworth 1485'. Graham Tumer was born in Harrow in 1964, the son of the respected aviation artist Michael Tumer. Graham has been a freelance artist since 1984, specialising in historical and military subjects, particularly of the medieval period, and has illustrated numerous Osprey titles.

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