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.

Victor Lancastrians
York Leadership Richard Neville, earl of Warwick
Lancaster Leadership Queen Margaret
Size of forces Yorkists - 25,000
Lancastrians - 25,000