2 October 1470
– A rebellion organised by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne.
In March 1470, Warwick and Clarence chose this opportunity to rebel against Edward IV again. The Lincolnshire Rebellion against King Edward IV was defeated & Warwick was forced to flee to France on 1 May 1470. There, he made an alliance with the former Lancastrian Queen Margaret of Anjou.
Louis XI, who had just come to the throne of France with the death of his father, King Charles VII on 25 July 1461 had been looking for a way to trouble Edward IV by reinvigorating the Lancastrian claim to the throne of England. In an accord between Louis XI, Queen Margaret and himself, Warwick agreed to restore Henry VI in return for French support for a military invasion of England. Warwick’s invasion fleet set sail from France for England on 9 September 1470. This time, on the 2 October Edward IV was forced to flee to Flanders when he learned that Warwick’s brother, John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu, had also switched to the Lancastrian side, making Edward’s military position untenable.
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