The Yorkist forces made their camp next to the village church on a hill that overlooked the town of Barnet, that night he
placed his troops in their battle positions, the following morning he would find that they were very close to Warwick’s lines.
Edwards force at Barnet, according to the unknown writer of The Arrivall, numbered nine thousand, but it is thought there were far more than this, Edward himself landed with about two thousand, six thousand men joined his army at Nottingham, three thousand at Leicester, the Duke of Clarence, who had now switched his allegiance again, brought around seven thousand, but Warwick commanded many more.
The Battle of Barnet had begun and it ended with it the death of Richard Neville, the man who was said to be the
second most powerful man in England. Of the battle the Arrivall states that Edward fought
with great violence, beat and bore down afore him all that stood in his way … ..nothing might stand in the sight of him
and the well assured fellowship that attended truly upon him’.
Eventually the battle went the way of the Yorkists, their leaders watched as the Lancastrian army disappeared into the mist.
It is estimated that both sides lost over one thousand men, among the nobility were Sir Humphrey Bourchier and William Fiennes fighting under Edward and under the Lancastrian flag Sir William Tyrrell and John Neville, the King Maker's younger brother. Of Richard Neville Charles Oman in his book “Warwick” writes: