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An Analysis of the causes of the Wars and the course which they took.

Michael D. Miller

Battlefield Map: The Battle of Barnet 14 April 1471 (1st Stage)

 

First stage - early morning 14th April at 0500. The armies are not properly aligned. If the Yorkist axis of attack was due north but a few degrees east, the overlap of Oxford's or Hasting's divisions and Gloucester's and Exeter's would have been increased. Oxford did not wait; he attached Hastings and drove him in a rout from the field. He pressed at least as far as Barnet.
Copyright Michael D. Miller 2003