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Bamburgh Castle

Battle Name : Bamburgh Castle

Date(s) : 25 June 1464 - 30 June 1464

Part of : War of the Roses ,

Outcome : A victory for Yorkists Forces over Lancastrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


After taking the surrender of Alnwick 23rd June and Dunstanburgh 24th June only Bamburgh held out as the last Lancastrian stronghold in the north. The battle is noteworthy in that it was the first time a battering train was used effectively in England. The kings great guns 'Dijon', 'Newcastle' and 'London' supported by bombardels successfully breached the walls giving access for Warwick's soldiers.