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The Bloody Meadow, Tewkesbury Field

The Bloody Meadow, Tewkesbury Field

On this spot, now so peaceful with its placid willow-fringed stream, was fought the final battle of the last phase of the struggle. It was the last effort of Margaret of Anjou in the Lancastrian cause, and it was crushed by the army of Edward IV, the Yorkist king. Thereafter Henry's queen, dispirited by defeat at last and broken by the death of her son, fled to France, and Edward was left to enjoy the remaining years of his reign in peace. The Bloody Meadow lies two miles south of Tewkesbury town, and is ten miles from Gloucester.

Other pictures from Where The Rival Roses Warred

Tewkesbury Abbey and its Associations with the Roses

Hedgeley Moor and Hexham: Percy Cross, Northumberland

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