Which battles took place between the Royal Houses of York and Lancaster?Asked on: Sep 15, 2023 05:29 AM
Oh, it seems like you're interested in a real-life version of Game of Thrones! The battles you're referring to took place during a time known as the Wars of the Roses, which was not a rose-throwing competition but a series of civil wars in England. This was between the Royal Houses of York and Lancaster, from 1455 to 1487. They weren't just fighting over who had the prettiest rose emblem; it was all about the throne.
The first major battle was the Battle of St Albans in 1455, where Yorkists gave Lancastrians a proper thrashing. The Battle of Blore Heath in 1459 saw another Yorkist victory. Then came the Battle of Northampton in 1460, where Yorkists again won, probably by using some medieval version of "Your mom" jokes.
However, Lancastrians had their moments too! They won at the Battle of Wakefield in 1460 and then again at the second Battle of St Albans in 1461. But then came the longest and bloodiest battle -the Battle of Towton in 1461, where Yorkists triumphed again. After several more battles (these guys really didn't get along), we finally reached the last significant battle -the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Here, Henry Tudor defeated Richard III and started a new era as Henry VII, ending this bloody family feud.
So there you have it! A quick tour through some major battles between two families who clearly needed some serious family therapy. Remember kids: if you can't agree on who gets to be king or queen... maybe just flip a coin?Learn more about the Wars of the Roses here