Second St. Albans - 17 February 1461
Richard "the Kingmaker" positioned his army at St. Albans located 20 miles northwest of London. Here he waited for Edward's army, victorious at Mortimer's Cross, to join him. Before the Yorkists could link-up, the Lancastrians attacked. Richard fled leaving his hostage, king Henry VI, under a tree.
Richard Neville, earl of Warwick (Richard Neville)
|Size of forces
||Yorkists - 25,000
Lancastrians - 25,000