Sunday, 12 March 2017

Battle of Empringham or Losecoat Field

The Battle of Losecoat Field, which took place on the 12th March 1470, occurred ten years after Edward IV had brought the Lancastrian's to their knees at Towton, even so, Edward was still concerned with Lancastrian plots, he was, it seems, blind to the fact that Richard Earl of Warwick was cunning and we can be sure that Warwick was clever enough not to be seen to be involved in plotting the downfall of the House of York.

This battle, also known as the Battle of Empringham, was not simply a matter of York verses Lancaster. The situation was complex and confusing and involved minor rebellions, local land disputes and Warwick's machinations. My blog on this battle continues on my website at

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