About | Volunteer | Support
History Project Facebook
History Project Youtube
History Project on Instagram
sponsors
sponsors

On This Day



On This Day… The Battle Of Tewkesbury

Written by: George Chittenden : 08 Sep 2019

It was on this day, 4th May back in 1471 when one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses took place, the Battle of Tewkesbury. The forces loyal to the House of Lancaster outnumbered the 5,000 Yorkists, but it didn’t secure them a victory. The Lancastrians were completely defeated by the House of York under their monarch, King Edward IV. The ground was so broken up by woods, ditches and embankments it made it difficult for King Edward to order an attack, so his army rained arrows and shot at the Lancastrians instead.

The Battle of Tewkesbury

The Battle of Tewkesbury

Many key people were killed in the onslaught including the Lancastrian heir to the throne, Edward, Prince of Wales. After the battle the Lancastrian king, Henry VI, who was a prisoner in the Tower of London, died. Some Lancastrian nobles and knights sought sanctuary in Tewkesbury Abbey, but a few days after the battle they were dragged out and killed, and the abbey was re-consecrated, following the violence done within its precincts. The Battle of Tewkesbury restored political stability to England until the death of Edward IV in 1483.

Map showing forces and positions

Map showing forces and positions

Are you already curious to discover what happened tomorrow? Have a great day.

We promote history by...

offering free articles and videos, providing free history experiences for children in schools and on weekends. Next year we will be visiting hospitals and providing unforgettable experiences to children who really need it and give them a chance to forget their condition, their treatment and their reality. Please join others who support our free projects by giving a small donation. We can only continue our great work with your help.

appealimage

Support The History Project


Support the History Project - Your face hereWellingtons are known for there expertly cooked food and hearty portions, here you will not go hungry. You can watch the ships sail by whilst you eat as Wellingtons is positioned right on the seafrontDeal Cars has many years experience in the taxi industry, we provide a professional and reliable service to clients throughout Deal and the surrounding area. We cover all types of journeys from shopping runs to airport transfers, providing professional, courteous and qualified drivers.We are a family owned and operated Removal and International Overseas Shipping company based in DealLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number cwould be good under construction - 07791101946Coming to Deal, Receive a Warm welcome and some of the best organic coffee in town, also great Gluten free and Vegan options hereCleaning and Support Services, Kents premier eco-friendly, green office cleaning and Facilities Management companyClock in the old fashioned way and roam DealTop quality plumbing, and heating services at a very competitive price click here to find out more.Local Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Local Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Got some waste you have been meaning to get rid of? Give Benn a call, heAdvertise in this spaceAspen Waite helps ambitious companies achieve their goals with quality advice and support, whatever the challenge.Have a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  Transportation, storage and removal serviceWe are a family owned and operated Removal and International Overseas Shipping company based in DealHave a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  Local Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Heritage WindTower Print and Design deliver the highest quality print on a whole range of items for a very reasonable priceSpecialist brokers whoVisiting Deal? Take a Pitt Stop at The Seagull  Aspen Waite helps ambitious companies achieve their goals with quality advice and support, whatever the challenge.Transportation, storage and removal serviceHeritage WindACAS The Decorating Company - 077590759303377932165411286636924137062417275643341040471551