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Hedgeley Moor, battle of

Hedgeley Moor, battle of, 1464. Despite her crushing defeat at Towton in 1461, Queen Margaret retained a following in the north of England and was given assistance by the Scots. In the spring of 1464 they raised a substantial force under the duke of Somerset and Sir Ralph Percy. Montagu, Warwick's younger brother, was sent to deal with it and on 25 April defeated it at Hedgeley Moor, between Alnwick and Wooler. Sir Ralph Percy was killed but the duke of Somerset survived to offer battle three weeks later at Hexham.

J. A. Cannon

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