Richard, duke of York, slain in the Battle of Wakefield

After the conclusion of these matters, towards the close of
the same year, it being the week of our Lord’s Nativity, the
said Eichard, duke of York, incautiously engaged the northern
army at Wakefield which was fighting for the king, without
waiting to bring up the whole of his own forces ; upon which,
a charge was made by the enemy on his men, and he was
without any mercy or respect relentlessly slain. There fell
with him at the same place many noble and illustrious men ;
and countless numbers of the common people, who had followed
him, met their deaths there, and all to no purpose.

From the Croyland (Crowland) Chronicle

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