Second St. Albans

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

Notable deaths

Location: 
England
Outcome: 
Lancastrian victory
Campaign: 
First Campaign
Start Date: 
Sunday, February 17, 1461
Start Year: 
1461
End Date: 
Sunday, February 17, 1461
End Year: 
1461
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