Shedding light on the Battle of Northampton

A Battle Of Northampton re-enactment
A Battle Of Northampton re-enactment

A pivotal event in the War of the Roses is the subject of Irthlingborough Historical Society’s next talk.

The Battle of Northampton was fought on July 10, 1460, near the River Nene in Northamptonshire.

It was a major and decisive battle in the Wars of the Roses.

The opposing forces were an army led by nobles loyal to the King Henry VI of the House of Lancaster, his Queen Margaret of Anjou and their seven year-old son Edward, Prince of Wales on one side, and the army of Edward, Earl of March and Warwick the Kingmaker, on the other.

Speaker Mike Ingram is a well-known military historian from Northampton, who has a special interest in the battle.

The Battle of Northampton will be discussed at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 11, at the Methodist Church Rooms, Victoria Street, Irthlingborough.

Entry on the door £2 to include light refreshments.