Battle of Wakefield marked by march from Cathedral

A battle that changed the course of the country’s history has been commemorated by a march from Wakefield Cathedral led by the Bishop of Wakefield.   
The Battle of Wakefield Memorial March, on December 29, marked the historic 1460 event that claimed hundreds of lives and was a decisive moment in the Wars of the Roses.
There were medieval tents to provide shelter and re-enactors to give accounts of the battle.
The Bishop of Wakefield Tony Robinson said, “The march commemorated a significant moment in the city’s history, and was extremely well attended.”
The route went past memorials to Richard, Duke of York, and his son Edmund, Earl of Rutland, who were killed in the battle.
The clash, over who was next in line to the throne, took place between the Duke’s 5,000-strong Yorkist army, who had spent Christmas at Sandal Castle, and 15,000 Lancastrian soldiers loyal to King Henry VI.
 

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