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1442 CE: Birth of Edward of York, Earl of March, son of Richard, Duke of York and future Edward IV of England.
 
 
1455 CE - 1487 CE: Wars of the Roses in England.
 
 
1460 CE: A Yorkist army led by Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick and Edward, Earl of March defeats Queen Margaret’s army at Northampton. Henry VI of England is captured.
 
1460 CE: The Act of Accord identifies Richard, Duke of York as the official heir of Henry VI of England.
 
 
1460 CE: Richard, Duke of York is killed at the Battle of Wakefield.
 
 
1461 CE - 1470 CE: First reign of Edward IV of England.
 
 
1461 CE: A Yorkist army, led by the Earl of Warwick, is defeated at St. Albans. Henry VI of England is released from captivity.
 
 
1461 CE: Edward of York wins the bloody Battle of Towton. Henry VI of England is deposed.
 
 
1461 CE: Edward of York is crowned Edward IV of England at Westminster Abbey.
 
 
1464 CE: A Lancastrian army is defeated at Hexam by Edward IV of England.
 
1464 CE: Edward IV of England marries Elizabeth Woodville.
 
 
1465 CE: The fugitive ex-king Henry VI of England is captured in Lancashire and imprisoned in the Tower of London.
 
 
1469 CE: The Earl of Warwick and Queen Margaret defeat King Edward IV’s army at Northampton in the Battle of Edgecote Moor.
 
 
1470 CE - 1471 CE: Second reign of Henry VI of England.
 
 
1470 CE: Birth of Prince Edward (eldest son of Edward IV of England), the future Edward V of England.
 
 
1470 CE: Henry VI of England is reinstated as king (the ‘Readeption’).
 
 
1470 CE: Second (English) coronation of Henry VI of England, this time in Saint Paul's Cathedral.
 
 
1471 CE: Henry VI of England’s only son Edward is killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury. Henry VI is imprisoned in the Tower of London by Edward IV of England.
 
 
1471 CE: Henry VI of England is murdered in the Tower of London.
 
 
1471 CE - 1483 CE: Second reign of Edward IV of England.
 
 
1471 CE: Edward IV of England wins the Battle of Barnet where the Earl of Warwick is killed.
 
 
1471 CE: Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is made Constable and Lord High Admiral by Edward IV of England.
 
 
1472 CE: Edward IV of England makes his younger brother Richard the Duke of Gloucester.
 
 
1473 CE: Birth of Prince Richard, second son of Edward IV of England.
 
 
1474 CE: York Minster is completed.
 
1475 CE: The stone vaulted ceiling of Saint George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is built.
 
 
1475 CE: Edward IV of England and Louis XI of France sign a peace treaty.
 
 
1476 CE: Queen Margaret, wife of the late Henry VI of England, is released from confinement and returns to France.
 
 
1477 CE: William Caxton opens England's first printing press.
 
 
1478 CE: George, Duke of Clarence, the brother of Edward IV of England, is murdered in the Tower of London.
 
 
1482 CE: Richard, Duke of Gloucester, future Richard III of England, leads a successful campaign in Scotland which recaptures Berwick.
 
 
1483 CE - 1485 CE: Reign of Richard III of England.
 
 
1483 CE: Reign of Edward V of England.
 
 
1483 CE: Edward IV of England dies of a stroke at Westminster.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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