Lancastrian / House of York Timeline
The Lancastrian / House of York era is best marked by the Battle of Shrewsbury. Fought just a few miles north of the town, the battle was between King Henry IV and a rebel army led by Henry "Harry Hotspur" Percy.
Frustrated at failing to bring rebel Welsh prince Owain Glyn Dwr into open battle, King Henry VI issued a royal decree banning all Welshmen from owning land in Shrewsbury, Chester, Bridgnorth, Ludlow or any market towns adjoining Wales, or bearing arms or armour in any of the "burghs".
The battle of Shrewsbury is fought. Harry Hotspur is beheaded and quartered at High Cross on Pride Hill
The Draper's Guild was founded, building Alm Houses throughout the town. The annual celebrate of their inception was the base of what is now the Flower Show
Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, was the sixth child and second son of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. He was born August 17th 1473 in the Infirmary of the Dominican Friary Shrewsbury, which was later destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries under King Henry VIII. You may know him better as one of the Princes in the Tower, with his brother King Edward V
Henry Tudor stayed overnight on Wyle Cop (in the building that is now Henry Tudor House) before winning the battle at Bosworth Field, where he was crowned king. Sheriff of Shropshire, Thomas Mytton refused his entry - saying that he would come in only over his body. When he conceded in the morning, Thomas Mytton lay on the bridge and allowed Henry Tudor to step over him into the town. He visited a further three times