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The Battle of Bramham Moor - 1408

THE AFTERMATH

For this victory Sir Thomas Rokeby received a grant for life of Spofforth, one of the largest Percy manors in Yorkshire, from a grateful King Henry.  With the threat of rebellion in the North of England removed, King Henry was able to direct all his forces against the Welsh and, when Harlech Castle fell in the following year, Glendower fled to the hills never to return.  Thus it can be said the relatively small engagement at Bramham Moor effectively secured the position of the Lancastrian monarchy for the next half century.

Nevertheless the usurpation of King Henry IV continued to rankle, ultimately giving rise to conflict between the Yorkists and the Lancastrians in the Wars of the Roses.  On Palm Sunday 1461 at the battlefield of Towton, only 3½ miles to the south east of Bramham Moor, in the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil (and where incidentally Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland was among the slain), the Yorkists took their revenge when in a field of about 90,000 men some 28,000 were killed, defeating the forces of King Henry VI and securing a victory for Edward Duke of York, 7th Earl of March who became King Edward IV

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