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The First Reign of Edward IV

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Edward IV's First Reign

April 1461 -  Edward marches to Durham and back to York, with little resistance. Warwick regained Alnwick Castle a few weeks later.

Edward gained more support in Wales. Pembroke castle was taken by the Yorkists and Jasper Tudor was defeated in battle at Caernarvon, October 1461. 

Margeret of Anjou landed in the north, 1462, with a small force but was quickly defeated which meant she had to go into exile in France. Lancastrians had no real leader now.

By 1464, Edward had complete control of the north and won battles at Hedgeley Moor and Hexham. Often the result of the ongoing feud between the Percy's and the Nevilles.

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