Date:10th July, 1460


Location:Near Delapre Abbey, south of Northampton (NW of London)

Weather:heavy rain (on and off)

Factions: York vs Lancaster

Victor: York

Troops/inventory: York 20,000 - 30,000 men-at-arms
Lancaster 10,000 - 20,000 men-at-arms, archers, field artillery, cannons

Injuries/fatalaties of interest: York None.

Total slain: Lancaster - 3,000 - 4,000

Interesting bit: Of all the casualities of this battle, Sir William Lucy's is perhaps the most tragic. He was residing near Northampton when he heard the opening artillery fire. Sir William rushed to the King's assistance, but arrived just as the fighting was ending. A Yorkist knight (reputedly John Stafford) noted his approach and seized the opportunity to kill him. It is rumoured that Stafford was in love with Lucy's wife and intended to make her his wife after a suitable mourning period. John Stafford did indeed marry Sir William's widow the following year.