October 2 - Richard Plantagenet born at Fotheringhay.
January 28 - Henry Tudor born at Pembroke castle.
October 12/13 - Flight of York, March, Salisbury and Warwick from Ludlow
June 26 - March, Salisbury and Warwick from Calais to Kent.
July 10 - Battle of Northampton.
September - York returns from Ireland.
October - York's claim put to Parliament. (Act of) Accord, York heir to throne.
December 30 - Battle of Wakefield, death of Richard, Duke of York, and Edmund, Earl of Rutland
February 2 - Battle of Mortimer's Cross.
February 17 - Second battle of St. Albans.
March 4 - Edward made King Edward IV.
March 29 - Battle of Towton.
September 30 - Capture of Henry Tudor at Pembroke castle.
February - Arrest, execution of 12th Earl of Oxford, oldest son.
April 16 - Margaret d'Anjou in Brittany.
October - Margaret d'Anjou, Pierre de Breze land Northumberland. Fleet wrecked in storm, escape to Berwick.
December - Lancastrians surrender Northumbrian castles.
January - Lancastrians recover Northumbrian castles.
August - Margaret d'Anjou, Prince Edward sail to Flanders.
April 25 - Skirmish at Hedgely Moor.
May 1 - Edward IV secretly marries Elizabeth Woodville.
May 15 - Battle of Hexham.
June - Lancastrians finally ejected from Northumbrian castles.
July - Capture of Henry VI.
June - Treason scares, arrests, executions.
July 3 - Marriage of Charles the Bold to Margaret of York, Edward IV's sister.
June - Robin of Redesdale's rebellion.
July 11 - Marriage of George, Duke of Clarence to Isabella Neville, at Calais.
July 26 - Battle of Edgecote.
August - Edward IV prisoner of Warwick.
February - The Lincolnshire rising.
March 12 - Battle of Eppingham (Losecote Field)
April - Flight of Warwick, Clarence, refused entrance to Calais.
May 5 - Warwick and Clarence, land at Honfleur.
July - Reconciliation of Margaret d'Anjou and Warwick at Angers.
September 13 - Warwick invades, lands at Dartmouth and Plymouth.
September 29 - Edward IV flees from King's Lynn to Holland. Readeption of Henry VI from 06 October through April, 1471.
March 14 - Edward IV lands at Ravenser.
April 14 - Battle of Barnet, death of Richard Neville (the Kingmaker) and John Neville. Margaret d'Anjou, son Edward, Prince of Wales, land at Weymouth.
May 4 - Battle of Tewkesbury. Death of Prince of Wales.
May 13 - Bastard of Fauconberg attacks London.
May 23 - Henry VI dies. (Sometimes 21/22 but questionable)
June 2 - Jasper and Henry Tudor escape.
September 30 - John, 13th earl of Oxford, seizes St. Michael's Mount. Surrenders Feb., 1474 and spends 10 years in prison.
July 4 - Edward IV crosses to Calais for French campaign.
August 29 - Peace at Picquigny.
February 18 - Execution of George, Duke of Clarence.
April 9 - Edward IV dies.
April 11 - Edward V proclaimed king.
April 14 - News of Edward IV's death reaches Ludlow and son.
April 15 - Richard notified by Hastings that brother is dead.
April 24 - Edward V leaves Ludlow for London.
April 29 - Richard left Middleham on 20th, then York, meets Edward V convoy. Earl Rivers, Grey, Vaughan siezed. Fleet under Edward Woodville leaves London.
April 30 - Elizabeth Woodville to sanctuary at Westminster.
May 4 - Edward V arrives at London, coronation date postponed.
May 14 - Council proclaims Richard Protector.
May 15 - Proposal made to continue Protectorship.
May 19 - Edward V moves to Tower (after 09).
June 1 - Thomas Grey (Dorset) escapes.
June 5 - Anne of Warwick, Richard's wife, arrives in London. Council agrees not to execute earl Rivers, Grey, Vaughan Richard learns of pre-contract, Edward IV and Eleanor Butler.
June 11 - Richard requests York to send troops.
June 13 - William, Lord Hastings, executed by Richard.
June 16 - Richard, Duke of York, leaves sanctuary to be with Edward V in Tower. Edward of Warwick, Duke of Clarence's son, taken to Richard's home.
June 22 - Ralph Shaa preached Edward IV's children were bastards.
June 24 - Set as Coronation day, postponed.
June 25 - Earl Rivers, Grey, Vaughan executed at Pontefract.
June 26 - Richard petitioned by Parliament to become king.
June 28 - John Howard becomes Duke of Norfolk.
July 6 - Coronation of Richard III and Queen Anne Neville.
July 17 - Brackenbury made Constable of Tower.
October - Buckingham's rebellion begins early.
October 12 - Henry Tudor sails from Brittany
November 2 - Execution of Buckingham.
December 25 - Henry Tudor oath at Rennes cathedral to marry Elizabeth of York.
January 25 - Henry Tudor attainted.
April - Edward, Prince of Wales (son of King Richard III and Queen Anne Neville) dies at Middleham Castle
September - Henry Tudor flees Brittany for France.
March 16 - Queen Anne Neville died.
Aug 7 - Henry Tudor lands at Milford Haven.
August 22 - Battle of Bosworth is fought. King Richard III is killed in battle.
October 30 - Henry Tudor proclaimed king.
January 18 - Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York, Edward IV's daughter.
March - Revolt of Francis Viscount Lovel and the Stafford Brothers
September - Prince Arthur born.
January - Lambert Simnel, proxy for Edward of Warwick, in Ireland.
February - Elizabeth Woodville is sent to Bermondsey.
June 16 - The Battle of Stoke is fought
November 26 - Coronation of Elizabeth of York
Perkin Warbeck is in Ireland referring to himself as Richard, duke of York.
Charles VIII invites Perkin Warbeck to France.
November 3 - The Treaty of Etaples takes place. Perkin Warbeck is in Burgundy.
November - Perkin Warbeck is in Austria.
February 16 - Execution of Sir William Stanley for 'support' of Perkin Warbeck.
July - Warbeck fails to muster troops in Kent.
August - Warbeck fails at Waterford.
November - Warbeck in Scotland.
September - Warbeck, James IV of Scotland, invade England.
June - Rebellion in Cornwall.
July - Expedition against Scotland.
September - Surrender of Perkin Warbeck.
May - Edmund, Earl of Suffolk flees to Calais.
November 23 - Execution of Perkin Warbeck.
November 28 - Execution of Edward of Warwick, nephew of Edward IV, Richard III.
September 15 - Cardinal John Morton died.
July - Edmund, Earl of Suffolk, flees again.
April 2 - Prince Arthur died.
April 6 - Sir James Tyrell executed.
February 11 - Elizabeth of York died.
April 24 - Edmund, Earl of Suffolk imprisoned.
April 21 - Death of Henry VII
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