Mortimer's Cross


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Mortimer's Cross,

battlefield, Herefordshire, W England, near Leominster. It was the scene of a battle (Feb. 2, 1461) in the Wars of the Roses (see Roses, Wars of theRoses, Wars of the,
traditional name given to the intermittent struggle (1455–85) for the throne of England between the noble houses of York (whose badge was a white rose) and Lancaster (later associated with the red rose).

About the middle of the 15th cent.
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), which ended with a decisive victory for the Yorkist forces under Edward, duke of York, over the Lancastrians. Edward then marched to London, where he proclaimed himself King Edward IV.
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WHERE: Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QN BATTLE OF MORTIMER'S CROSS AT CROFT CASTLE WHAT: There will be a living history weekend full of gunpowder, battles, archery and swordfights, bringing to life one of the most significant battles of the Wars of the Roses at Croft Castle today from 10am to 5pm.
Backstage is 43rd with the five others as follows Viking Blond (44), Cloudy Lane (45) Pentiffic (46), Gullible Gordon (47) and Mortimer's Cross (48).
The family were travelling towards Yarpole when the car was in collision with a green and yellow John Deere tractor travelling in the opposite direction towards Mortimer's Cross.
This resulted in three battles: Wakefield, at which the Yorkists were defeated and Richard killed; Mortimer's Cross, when Edward, Richard's son, defeated a Lancastrian army; and St Albans, where the Yorkists were defeated and Henry VI released from captivity.
The Yeltz failed to capitalise in the second half in front of a sparse crowd as Ian Sampson snatched Tiverton's winner in the 79th minute, hooking home Adam Mortimer's cross from the left after he was set free by a clever flick.
20 Bangor The Wars of the Roses battle of Mortimer's Cross was fought on February 2, 1461, near Wigmore, Herefordshire.
Opportunities were fewer in the second half as it developed into a midfield battle although Pountney looped a header over from Mortimer's cross and Nigel Niblett's header was deflected wide.
HEREFORDSHIRE: Arthur's Stone Edvin Loach Old Church Goodrich Castle Longtown Castle Mortimer's Cross Water Mill Rotherwas Chapel Wigmore Castle SHROPSHIRE: Acton Burnell Castle Boscobel House and the Royal Oak Buildwas Abbey Cantlop Bridge Clun Castle Haughmond Abbey Iron Bridge Langley Chapel Lilleshall Abbey Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle Moreton Corbet Castle Old Oswestry Hill Fort Stokesay Castle Wenlock Priory White Ladies Priory Wroxeter Roman City STAFFORDSHIRE:Croxden Abbey Wall Roman Site WARWICKSHIRE: Kenilworth CastleWORCESTERSHIRE: Halesowen Abbey Leigh Court Barn Witley Court
Karl Murphy headed Shrewsbury level after 32 minutes from Alex Mortimer's cross, the Dragons' defence having allowed him time and space to pick his spot.
Andy Hunt headed Paul Mortimer's cross wide and then Clive Mendonca rounded Dave Beasant but hit a post.
Their efforts were finally rewarded in the 72nd minute with a goal from Phil Chapple, who made no mistake with a powerful header from Paul Mortimer's cross.
Principal battles: Northampton (1460); Mortimer's Cross (near Leominster), Towton (near Tadcaster) (1461); Barnet, Tewkesbury (1471).