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First Battle of St Albans

Battle Name : First Battle of St Albans

Date(s) : 22 May 1455

Part of : War of the Roses ,

Outcome : A victory for Yorkists Forces over Lancastrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Lancastrians under King Henry Vl tried to hold St Albans from behind two barriers. Part of the Yorkist force under Warwick infiltrated the defences and took both barriers from their flanks. Numbers killed were small on both sides but the Lancastrians lost some important leaders.