01 May 1450 Murder of Michael de la Pole
Before 01 May 1450 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk exiled for five years for having lost the English possessions in Northern France including Anjou and Maine which were part of Margaret of Anjou's wedding settlement. [Murder of Michael de la Pole]
On 01 May 1450 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (53) was beheaded at sea whilst travelling into exile his ship having been intercepted by the Nicholas of the Tower. [Murder of Michael de la Pole]
01 May 1455 Battle of Arkinholm (Langholm)
On 01 May 1455 the Douglas rebellion was brought to an end at the Battle of Arkinholm near Langholm. Archibald Douglas 8th Earl Moray was killed. Hugh Douglas 1st Earl Ormonde was executed. John Douglas escaped.
22 May 1455 First Battle of St Albans
On 22 May 1455 the Wars of the Roses commenced at the First Battle of St Albans. Richard York 3rd Duke York (43) commanded with Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (27) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury (55) , Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham (40) and Walter Strickland.
On 22 May 1455 at the First Battle of St Albans. The Lancastrians Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (49) , Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland (62) , William Cotton, Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford (41) and were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (52) was wounded and captured. Henry VI King England, II King France (33) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (54) and Edmund Dudley (30) were captured. Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset (19) was wounded. James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde (34) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock fought.
15 Dec 1455 Battle of Clyst Heath (Exeter)
On 15 Dec 1455 the Courtenay family, Earls of Devon since 1355, and Bonville family resolved their differences at the Battle of Clyst Heath. Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon (41) defeated William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville (63) .
25 Apr 1457 John Neville married Isabel Ingaldsthorpe (Canterbury Cathedral)
On 25 Apr 1457 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (26) and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe were married by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (39) at Canterbury Cathedral during the John Neville married Isabel Ingaldsthorpe
24 Mar 1458 Loveday (Westminster Abbey)
On 24 Mar 1458 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (40) presided at Westminster Abbey during the Loveday. John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (22) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury (58) , Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (30) , Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset (22) , Richard York 3rd Duke York (46) , Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland (36) , Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (35) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England attended in an attempt to reconcile the Lancastrian and Yorkist factions.
23 Sep 1459 Battle of Blore Heath (Market Drayton)
On 23 Sep 1459 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (58) attempted to ambush John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (28) whilst he was travelling to Ludlow to join up with the main Yorkist army. Forewarned by scouts arranged his troops into battle order. The Yorkist army included John Conyers, Thomas Harrington (59) , James Harrington (29) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury (59) , William Stanley Lord Chamberlain (24) , Roger Kynaston, John Savile, Walter Strickland and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock. The Lancastrian army included John Dutton, Thomas Dutton (38) and Peter Dutton who were killed. James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley Heighley (61) who was killed by Roger Kynaston. John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (58) and Edmund Dudley (34) were captured. Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles (53) fought. [Battle of Blore Heath]
After 23 Sep 1459 James Harrington, John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu and Thomas Neville were captured at Acton Bridge and imprisoned at Chester Castle having been detached from the main Yorkist force. [Battle of Blore Heath]
12 Oct 1459 Battle of Ludford Bridge
On 12 Oct 1459 the Battle of Ludford Bridge nearly took place at Ludford Bridge. In the event a large number of the Calais garrison refused to fight against Henry VI King England, II King France (37) who was present. The Yorkist leaders dissappeared overnight: Richard York 3rd Duke York (48) , the future Edward IV King England (17) , Edmund York 1st Earl Rutland (16) , Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (31) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury (59) and John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham (26) . Thomas Parr (52) was present. The Lancastrian army included Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (57) and William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (41) .