Richard "the Kingmaker" positioned his army at St. Albans located 20 miles northwest of London. Here he waited for Edward's army, victorious at Mortimer's Cross, to join him. Before the Yorkists could link-up, the Lancastrians attacked. Richard fled leaving his hostage, king Henry VI, under a tree.
York Leadership: Richard Neville, earl of Warwick (Richard Neville)
Lancaster Leadership: Queen Margaret Duke of Somerset
Size of forces: Yorkists - 25,000 Lancastrians - 25,000