Morris, Richard K. (1997) Why peat extraction must be stopped. British Archaeology (28). ISSN 1357-4442

For suspense, energy, and significance of outcome, few episodes in British history are more breathtaking than the events which led to the Battle of Tewkesbury in May 1471.

Twenty-two months previously the Yorkist king Edward IV had been imprisoned by his cousin and former backer, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick � the kingmaker. Edward regained his freedom within weeks. Warwick fled to France, sided with the Lancastrians and invaded England in September 1470. Caught unawares, Edward left the country. The following spring he came back, reclaimed London and killed Warwick at the Battle of Barnet.

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