Key Facts


Name: Battle of Mortimer’s Cross
Type: Battle
Campaign: Campaign in the West 1461
War period: Wars of the Roses
Outcome: Yorkist victory
Country: England
County: Herefordshire
Place: Mortimer’s Cross / Kingsland
Location: approximate
Terrain: probably open field and meadow
Date: 2nd (possibly 3rd)  February 1461
Start: uncertain
Duration: uncertain
Armies: Yorkist army under Edward, Earl of March (later Edward IV); the Lancastrian army under Earls of Pembroke & of Wiltshire
Numbers: possibly just 2–3,000 on each side
Losses: uncertain (claims of 4000)
Grid Reference:  SO427627 (342760,262760)
OS Landranger map: 149
OS Explorer map: 203



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