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With the Yorkist defeat at Wakefield, and the death of the heir to the throne, Richard Duke of York, at Sandal Castle, the House of Lancaster was now wholly in the ascendancy.

Learn about the key events in the three tumultuous months following Richard Duke of York’s death that would lead to the catastrophic Lancastrian defeats at Towton and the establishment of the Yorkist King Edward IV, in this talk from the Pontefract Castle volunteers.


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Call 01924 302700 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

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No, we will have your details on the door.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH