with great violence put them up towards the hill, and so also, the king's vanguard in the rule of the Duke of Gloucester."
Historie of the Arrivall of Edward IV
Yorkist forces under Edward IV, and the Lancastians under the Duke of Somerset collided just twenty days following the Yorkist victory at Barnet. Somerset's army were protected by low lanes, dikes and heavy undergrowth, which the Arrivell states as being
"strongly in a marvellously strong ground pight, full difficult to be assailed’
hand before Gloucester and Clarence both stab him to death, another story that has passed down to us through time is that
he was found and beheaded, allegedly by the Duke of Clarence. What most probably happened was that the boy lost his life during the battle. What of Margaret of Anjou, the thorn in the side of the Yorkist? Following her capture, she spent a number
of years of her captivity in the charge of a Alice, Duchess of Suffolk, a kindred spirit, another woman who ruthlessly
pursued the interest of her son.
Lancastrian forces, he was dead by the time they reappeared, but in the meantime Jasper Tudor had whisked the teenage Henry Tudor over to Brittany, the Earl of Oxford who had beaten Hastings forces at Barnet was hiding among the Scots.
Between them, these three men would see the end of the mighty Plantagenet dynasty and replace it with the name of Tudor.