War of the Roses

Battle of Ferrybridge

Date: 28th March 1461   Victory: Yorkist
House of York
King Edward IV (7th Earl of March)   Richard Neville (16th Earl of Warwick)
House of Lancaster
Margaret of Anjou      

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.

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.