The first battle of St Albans was a significant event in England's medieval history. What prompted Richard of York to take up arms in the first place? Where did the main action take place? This book answers these questions and discusses the theories about the battle: a battle of the Wars of the Roses where the streets ran red with blood.
Andrew Boardman has written extensively on English military history, his previous books include The Battle of Towton, The Medieval Soldier in the Wars of the Roses, and Hotspur and the Battle of Shrewsbury. He regularly lectures on the battles of the Wars of the Roses and is co-editor of the journal Battlefield. He lives in Wakefield.