Ferrybridge

Ferrybridge was a small engagement before the larger battle of Towton. After proclaiming himself king, Edward IV gathered together a large force and marched north toward the Lancastrian position behind the Aire River. On March 28 the forces engaged and the Yorkist army was pushed back and their leader, Lord Fitzwalter, was killed. However, more Yorkist forces arrived later on in the day and beat back the Lancastrians.

York Leadership: Lord Fitzwalter (under the command of Warwick)

Lancaster Leadership: Lord Clifford

Notable deaths Lord Fitzwalter and Lord Clifford

Location: 
England
Outcome: 
Yorkist victory
Campaign: 
First Campaign
Start Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 1461
Start Year: 
1461
End Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 1461
End Year: 
1461
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