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Blore Heath

Battle Name : Blore Heath

Date(s) : 23 September 1459

Part of : War of the Roses ,

Outcome : A victory for Yorkist Forces over Lancastrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Lord Audley with almost 10,000 Lancastrian troops confronted a Yorkist force of 3,000 men under Lord Salisbury. The Lancastrian attacks by both cavalry and infantry were replused with heavy losses. Lord Audley was killed, large numbers of Lancastrians deserted to the enemy, and defeat turned to disaster. As many as 2,000 Lancastrians were killed compared with 200 Yorkists.