Battle of Wakefield – Profile

Fought
30 December 1460

Location
Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Participants
House of York and House of Lancaster

Army
York 9,000
Lancaster 12,000 – 18,000

Leaders (York)

Richard, Duke of York
Edmund, Earl of Rutland
Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury

Leaders (Lancaster)

Henry Beaufort, Duke of Somerset
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
John, Lord Clifford
Andrew Trollope

Victory – House of Lancaster

Casualties
900 – 2,500
Richard, Duke of York
Edmund, Earl of Rutland
Sir Thomas Neville (York)
Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury
Willam, Lord Harrington
William Bonville

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