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Ferrybridge 1461

The Battle of Ferrybridge – 28th March 1461

Ferrybridge was a small engagement before the larger battle of Towton. After Edward, Earl of Marsh proclaiming himself King Edward IV, he gathered together a large force and marched north toward the Lancastrian position behind the Aire River.

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Battle of Ferrybridge 1461 – painted by Graham Turner

28th March 1461 The forces engaged and the Yorkist army was pushed back and their leader, Lord Fitzwalter, was killed. More Yorkist forces arrived later on in the day and beat back the Lancastrians.

Published by on 30th September 2020
Last updated on 9th October 2020