Events for Thursday 28th June 2012
On This Day in History
Coronation of Edward IV28th June 1461
With the support of his cousin, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick ("The Kingmaker"), Edward defeated the Lancastrians in a succession of battles during the Wars of the Roses. And whilst the Lancastrian Henry VI and his militaristic queen, Margaret of Anjou, were campaigning in the north of England, Warwick gained control of the capital and had Edward declared king in London on 28th June 1461.
Further ReadingEdward IV and the Wars of the Roses
(Hardback - 208 pages)
by David Santiuste
Indisputably the most effective general of the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV died in his bed, undefeated in battle. Yet Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henry V - perhaps because he fought battles against his own people in a civil war.… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.