A stone post, topped with a cross, stands next to a bush in a field. An inscription on its base reads, "Battle of Towton Palm Sunday 1461".
Battle of Tewkesbury 1471. Looking north from the monument in The Vineyards down to the Abbey. Some of the routed Lancastrian troops will have fled across this area towards the abbey and the town, pursued by the Yorkists.
The battles which were fought during The Wars of The Roses~ 1455: The First Battle of St Albans 1460: Battle of Northampton 1460: The Battle of Wakefield 1471: Battle of Barnet 1471: Battle of Tewkesbury 1485: Battle of Bosworth Field
Henry V. Henry VIII was so enamored of Henry V's military prowess at the infamous Battle of Agincourt that he sought his whole life to be like him in times of war.