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Remember the Battle of Tewkesbury

By Philip Halling

Today, 4th May 2014, is the 543rd anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury, a significant battle in the Wars of the Roses. Margaret of Anjou, Queen of the Lancastrian King Henry VI and their son Edward, Prince of Wales were marching north aiming to cross the River Severn at Tewkesbury to meet up with supporters in Wales. As the Lancastrian Army headed north it was being pursued by the Yorkist Army under King Edward IV. This pursuit culminated in the bloody battle at Tewkesbury which resulted in defeat for the Lancastrians with the deaths on the battlefield of many leading Lancastrian supporters, including Prince Edward, the only Prince of Wales to die in battle. Many others were executed after seeking sanctuary in Tewkesbury Abbey. Queen Margaret was captured and taken prisoner. With the anniversary in mind yesterday I took the opportunity to go to Tewkesbury and photograph the recently erected sculptures which commemorate the battle.
SO8930 : Sculpted Victorious Knight #2 by Philip Halling SO8930 : Sculpted Victorious Knight #3 by Philip Halling SO8930 : Detail of Sculpted Victorious Knight by Philip Halling SO8930 : Sculpted horse by Philip Halling SO8930 : Sculpted horse and knight by Philip Halling


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