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Battle Name : Edgecote

Date(s) : 26 July 1469

Part of : War of the Roses ,

Outcome : A victory for Lancastrian Forces over Yorkist Forces

Type of battle : Land


A Yorkist force under the Earl of Pembroke and his brother were intercepted by a much larger Lancastrian force while on their way to link up with the king's army. They held a defensible position but were drawn out of it partly by the treachery of Sir Geoffery Gate and the king's vanguard, who switched allegiance to the Lancastrians. A great many Yorkists were killed, 4,000 is the figure usually given. Pembroke and his brother were executed and King Edward became Warwick's prisoner.