Wakefield, Mortimer’s Cross and St. Albans

In these days, queen Margaret, with prince Edward, the
only son of the king and herself, was staying in the northern
parts of the kingdom. As the above decree of Parliament ap-
peared to the northern partisans of the queen most odious and
execrable, a commotion took place there, among the nobles and
common people, their object being, to have that enactment

1^ There u deariy ui omiuion in the narrative here.

456 ooNTiNxrATXoir of the histobt of gbotland. a.d. 1461.

The duke of York, having in company with him his son,
the earl of Rutland, and Eichardy earl of Salisbury, set out for
the purpose of offering resistance to their movements ; but, as
already mentioned,^’ he was defeated at Wakefield, and there
slain. Upon this ensued the incursion of the said northmen
into the southern parts of England, until they reached Saint
Alban’s, where they put to flight the earl of Warwick, who had
brought king Henry thither, as though for the purpose of fighting
against the queen, his wife, and his son. After obtaining the
victory there, they did not pursue their advantages any further,
but 1^ back the king and queen with them into the north.

In the fneantime, Uie duke’s eldest son, Edward, earl of March
before-named, engaged the partisans of the queen in Wale8>
and, gaining a glorious victory over them, routed them at Mor-
timer’s Cross.

(3rd Continuation of the Croyland Chronicle)

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