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Battle Name : Northampton

Date(s) : 10 July 1460

Part of : War of the Roses ,

Outcome : A victory for Yorkists Forces over Lancastrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The heavily outnumbered Lancastrian army under the Duke of Buckingham held a strong defensive position just south of Northampton. Frontal assaults by the Yorkists under Lord Warwick proved both costly and unsuccessful. The left of the Lancastrian line was held by Lord Grey who trecherously gave up his position. A flank attack led by the Earl of March [later Edward lV] rolled up the Lancastrian line.
The King was captured and led back to London.