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THE BATTLE OF WAKEFIELD 1460 - PAGE 4
• Page 1 Introduction & Origins •  2 Origins continued •  3 The Battle and After •  4 Duke of York's Monument •  5 Warwick The Kingmaker •  6 The Plantagenets 

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The Battle and Afterwards (continued from page 3)

For a full account of the Battle of Wakefield, the book "The Battle of Wakefield 1460" by PA Haigh, is recommended.

Duke of York's Monument.THE DUKE OF YORK'S MONUMENT IN MANYGATES LANE
(formerly Cock & Bottle Lane).

Flowers have been placed at the monument commemorating the spot where, according to tradition,
Richard Plantagenet, the Duke of York, was slain by the forces of the House of Lancaster.

The actual spot may be just a little further north in Manygates Lane at the junction where the school gates open on to the road.
It was marked by a wooden cross, later destroyed by the Parliamentary forces in the Civil War (1642–1651).


Richard, Duke of York.THE DUKE OF YORK'S MONUMENT AT MANYGATES

This Victorian monument set up by subscription in 1887.
It was organised by Wakefield local historian J. W. Walker.


The inscription on the base of the monument.THE INSCRIPTION

'RICHARD PLANTAGENET fighting for the cause of the White Rose fell on this spot in the Battle of Wakefield December 30th 1460.
This stone is erected by some who wish to preserve the traditional site.'

This Victorian monument set up by subscription in 1887. It was organised by Wakefield local historian J. W. Walker.


Duke of Yorks Monument, ManygatesPart of our English Heritage
Find out more on Images of England.
Location: MONUMENT TO BATTLE OF WAKEFIELD TO EAST OF MANYGATES SCHOOL,
MANYGATES LANE (west side), WAKEFIELD.
Date listed: 01 February 1979, Grade II.


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Sandal Castle, The Plantagenets, The Wars of the Roses and The Battle of Wakefield: Reference Sources & Further Reading
1. The London Chronicle for 1446-52.
2. The Battle of Wakefield 30th December 1460, P.A. Haigh, Sutton Publishing Ltd., 1996.
3. The Battle of Wakefield, Keith Dockray and Richard Knowles, from the The Ricardian, the Journal of the Richard III Society, June 1992. Reprinted 1999 for Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.
4. The Plantagenet Chronicles, General Editor: Elizabeth Hallam, Colour Library Books Ltd., 1995.
5. The Chronicles of The Wars of the Roses, General Editor: Elizabeth Hallam, Bramley Books, 1996.
6. From Wakefield to Towton, Philip A. Haigh. In the series: Battleground England, The Wars of the Roses. Lee Cooper, 2002.
7. The English Chronicle 1458 - 1461 (anonymous) edited in 1856 by JS Davies for the Camden Society.
8. Annales Rerum Anglicarum (anonymous Latin compilation ending in 1468).



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