Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Battle of Stoke Field 16th June 1487

The Battle of Stoke Field 
16th June 1487. 

As you drive between Newark and Nottingham on the old A46, you will be forgiven if you take no notice of the fields that lay on your right, most heads will be turned towards Eden Hall, a local spa. You will no doubt be thinking of fluffy dressing gowns or a sneaky glass of wine instead of a bloody battle that was fought just across the road in 1487. Even a Wars of the Roses enthusiast like me, who has passed by on numerous occasions did not know of the major battle that took place there.
My blog looks at the battle, its after effects and local tales of blood red streams.

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