February 2, 1461 – Edward, Earl of March (the future King Edward IV) routs the Lancastrian army at the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross.
The Battle of Mortimer's Cross was fought on 2 February 1461 near Wigmore, Herefordshire (between Leominster and Leintwardine, by the River Lugg), not far from the Welsh border. It was a major battle of the Wars of the Roses. The opposing forces were an army led by Jasper Tudor and his father, Owen Tudor, and other nobles loyal to the King Henry VI of the House of Lancaster, his Queen Margaret of Anjou and their seven-year-old son Edward, Prince of Wales on one side, and the army of Edward, Earl of March. It was a victory for the Yorkist, and Edward would be proclaimed King as Edward IV one month later.