The Wars of the Roses

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Battle of St Albans 1455
Took place on the 22nd May 1455. The royal army had 2000 men, while the Yorkist had 3000. The battle ended in Somerset and Northumberland being killed and Henry's neck being grazed by an arrow. York and the Nevilles pledged their loyalty to Henry.
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Richard, Duke of York
He became protectorate while Henry was ill and was adamant to get more power. He often felt threatened and had multiple conflicts with Somerset and Margaret. He became heir in 1460, yet died before making the throne.
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Henry VI, King of England
Reigned from 1422-1461. He suffered from schizophrenia which resulted in him having to take time off. He was a weak King who was easily led and influenced into not always making the best decisions, furthermore he was reckless.
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Margaret of Anjou
She felt threatened about her son not getting the crown, she tried to bring down the Yorkists several times. She called a Great Council meeting without them and feared being accused of treason. Margaret used her position, wife of Henry, to control.
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Act of Accord 1460
The nobles couldn't decide who to make King because it would cause conflict either way, they decided that Henry VI would remain King for his lifetime, but York was heir, pushing Henry' son out.
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'Loveday ceremony'
In March 1458 a peace ceremony was held where compensation was agreed for the deaths at St Albans. There was a service for forgiveness at St Pauls and York and Margaret walked hand in hand.
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He became protectorate while Henry was ill and was adamant to get more power. He often felt threatened and had multiple conflicts with Somerset and Margaret. He became heir in 1460, yet died before making the throne.

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Richard, Duke of York

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Reigned from 1422-1461. He suffered from schizophrenia which resulted in him having to take time off. He was a weak King who was easily led and influenced into not always making the best decisions, furthermore he was reckless.

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She felt threatened about her son not getting the crown, she tried to bring down the Yorkists several times. She called a Great Council meeting without them and feared being accused of treason. Margaret used her position, wife of Henry, to control.

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The nobles couldn't decide who to make King because it would cause conflict either way, they decided that Henry VI would remain King for his lifetime, but York was heir, pushing Henry' son out.

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