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Holywell, St. Albans: Scene of Victory of Warwick the King-Maker

Holywell, St. Albans: Scene of Victory of Warwick the King-Maker

Two of the most critical battles of the Roses were fought in the narrow streets of the old monastic town of St. Albans. The first was at Holywell Hill (May 22, 1455), when the Duke of York and the Earl of Warwick-then in the youth of his brilliant career-outmanoeuvred the Lancastrians and crowned a sweeping victory with the capture of Henry VI himself, who was found after the battle hiding ignominiously in a tanner's yard. In the second fight, which took place at Barnard's Heath, north of St. Peter's church, Warwick met with defeat.

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