This battle, fought between the English and French at Cravant, Burgundy, was a victory for the English.
This battle, fought between the English and French at Verneuil, Normandy, was a victory for the English.
This was a meeting of Parliament held at Leicester by John Duke of Bedford to settle the dispute between Gloucester and Beaufort. All attendees were told that they were not to carry arms so they appeared carrying bats or clubs instead. A reluctant truce was reached.
This battle, fought between the English and French at Avranches, was a victory for the English.
The French placed the English held city of Orleans under siege.
Orleans fell to the French.
This battle, fought between the French led by Joan of Arc and the English saw the French recapture land lost along the Loire river.
This battle, fought between the French led by Joan of Arc and the English saw the French victorious.
This battle, fought between the French and the English was a victory for the French.
This was Joan of Arc’s last battle. She was captured outside the town by a Burgundian force and handed over to the English.
This battle fought between the French and English was a victory for the French.
This meeting between representatives of the French, English and Burgundians sought to find a peace. The Treaty of Arras found agreement between France and Burgundy which broke the Burgundians allegiance to the English and ultimately left the English in a much weaker position in France.
This was a peace agreement between England and France. It was to be sealed with the marriage of Henry VI to Margaret of Anjou.
This was a major battle fought between the French and English and was a victory for the French.
Suffolk’s death meant there were only two descendants of the Plantagenet line and both wanted positions in the country. The Duke of Somerset was, like the King, of Lancastrian descent. His rival and heir presumptive to the throne was Richard Duke of York.
Disgruntled Kentishmen rallied behind Jack Cade and marched to London in protest against the government of the country.
The rebels clashed with royal forces at Sevenoaks.
Rebels murdered William Ayscough, Bishop of Salisbury, who had risen to be one of the most powerful men in the country.
The Kentishmen led by Jack Cade reached London and presented a formal complaint.
A battle broke out on London Bridge between Cade’s men and officials of London. The rebels sustained heavy casualties
The King issued a pardon to all of Cade’s men that withdrew from the capital immediately. The pardon did not apply to Cade and he fled south.
Jack Cade was captured near Lewes. However, he was badly wounded and died before he could be tried.
This battle was fought between the French and English and was a victory for the French. The English commander, Talbot, was killed. The battle marked the end of the Hundred Years’ War.
First Battle of St Albans
The forces of Richard Duke of York, supported by Richard Neville, Duke of Salisbury and Warwick defeated and killed the Lancastrians led by the Duke of Somerset and the Duke of Northumberland. Henry VI was captured.
A Neville force supporting Richard Duke of York fought off a Lancastrian attack that was supported by the Percy family.
Threatened by Margaret of Anjou and her supporters, Richard of York, Warwick and the Nevilles mustered their supporters at Ludlow but when the main Lancastrian army appeared their men deserted. York fled to Ireland and Warwick fled to France.
Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick and Edward, Earl of March defeated a Lancastrian force led by Humphrey, Stafford and Buckingham and captured Henry VI. Margaret of Anjou and Prince Edward fled to Harlech Castle.
Richard Duke of York was named successor to the throne over Henry VI’s son, Edward.
Queen Margaret, unwilling to accept the disinheritence of her son Edward, raised an army in the north. Richard of York was forced to march north where he was defeated and killed by the Lancastrian force.
The Earls of Pembroke and Wiltshire led an army of Welsh Lancastrians and French mercenaries to join Margaret of Anjou’s advance on London but they were intercepted by a Yorkist army led by Edward Earl of March and defeated.
Warwick attempted to block Margaret of Anjou’s southward advance on London but his defensive position was surprised. After a long and bloody battle the Yorkists fled. Henry VI was recaptured but the Lancastrians failed to secure London and returned north.
Edward Earl of March pursued the Lancastrians north and attacked them near Tadcaster. After a long fight in heavy snowfall, the Lanastrians were defeated having suffered heavy casualties.
Warwick raised an army of northern rebels led by Sir John Conyers, Edward’s cousin. They defeated a force of Welsh loyalists led by William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke.
Edward set out to attack Warwick’s larger Lancastrian force at dawn. After a three hour fight, two Lancastrian divisions mistakenly attacked each other and the army broke and fled. Warwick was killed in the flight.
Landing at Weymouth too late to assist Warwick at Barnet, Margaret of Anjou’s forces were leaving for Wales when they were attacked by Edward IV. They were defeated and Edward, Prince of Wales, was killed. Margaret of Anjou was captured and exiled.
Published Feb 14, 2017 @ 8:37pm – Updated –
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2017). King Henry VI of England and Wales 1421 – 1471. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/henry-vi-1421-1471 Last accessed January 21st, 2019
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