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Blore Heath, 1459 - The first major battle of the Wars of the Roses (although they were not known by that name at the time), and the beginning of nearly thirty years of political upheaval which would culminate with the coming of the Tudors and the ending of the medieval period in English history. The actual battle gave victory to the Yorkist faction, but led to the standoff at Ludford bridge and the eventual sacking of Ludlow by the Lancastrians. The re-enactment battle happens largely on the same ground of the original, and contains all the elements such as fighting uphill, troops changing sides and commanders being killed. Although Federation of the Wars of the Roses members from all over the country attend it is very much a local event and is enjoyed by all participants.
Pictures from Blore Heath in 2004
Pictures from Blore Heath in 2005
Pictures from Blore Heath in 2006
Pictures from Blore Heath in 2007