Warwick the Kingmaker didn't lose many battles, but he lost this one - the Battle of St. Albans could have proved diasastrous to the Yorkist cause.
The Battle of St Albans
BY DAVID ROSS, EDITOR
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Lancastrian forces under Anthony Trolloppe vs. a Yorkist army led by the Earl of Warwick (Warwick the Kingmaker)
The interminable conflict we know as the Wars of the Roses dragged on. Henry VI was captured at Northampton and remained a puppet in the hands of the house of York, and the fight was carried on by Queen Margaret.
Her advisors called for a quick march from York to London to free the king. The Earls of March and Warwick realized the need to prevent them reaching the capitol. Warwick, later called The Kingmaker for his power and influence, headed north from London, bringing Henry VI with him. The two armies met at St. Albans.
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