battle of Tewkesbury


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the final battle of the War of the Roses in 1471 in which Edward IV defeated the Lancastrians

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The site of the historic Battle of Tewkesbury was at the centre of another landmark victory yesterday when conservationists routed developers who wanted to build 51 new homes on it.
Clarence seems to have been present on the Yorkist side at the final Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 and is believed to have assisted his next brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester (afterwards King Richard III), to murder Prince Edward of Lancaster.
Ms Peggy Clatworthy, who 17 years ago started the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury, said: "It just started out as a small local event, I never dreamed that it would ever become anything as big and important as this.
After the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471, the Earl of Pembroke, Jasper Tudor, who had been on the losing side, escaped to Tenby with his 14-year-old nephew Henry Tudor.
Developers have advanced on Tewkesbury determined to build 51 new homes on Gastons Field, reputed site of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury, a decisive clash in the War of the Roses.
After the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 the Earl of Pembroke, Jasper Tudor, who had been on the losing Lancastrian side, escaped to Tenby with his nephew Henry, who had been born at nearby Pembroke Castle.
Plans for a new sculpture celebrating the Battle of Tewkesbury, which decided the result of the Wars of the Roses in 1471, have won strong backing from councillors in the town.
Next Thursday, Feb 19, he will show his support for the preservation of the site of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury when he visits The Gastons Field in the town with English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stephens and the chairman of the English Heritage Battlefields Panel, Sir Martin Farndale.