Wars of the Roses Quiz pre-1465

Up until 1465
number at end of question assigns the number to the person in the answer
all following occurrences of the number indicated which person the pronoun refers to
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What was the ruling house at the start, ?
House of Lancaster
Who was the king at the start, since 1422? (1)
Henry VI
What colour was his rose?
red
What house was competing for the throne?
House of York
Who opposed the king's forces (NOT USURPING YET)? (2)
Richard, 3rd Duke of York
What colour was their rose?
white
The above houses were cadet branches of which royal house?
House of Plantagenet
Who was the common ancestor of (1) and (2)?
Edward III
What year did the war start, as in the first battle?
1455
What was that battle?
1st Battle of St Albans
Which noble, the king's chief adviser and (2)'s rival, was killed?
Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset
After which battle (defeat) did (2) flee to Ireland in 1459?
Battle of Ludford Bridge
At which battle was the king captured?
Battle of Northampton
Who was the commander of the battle and main ally to (2)?
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
What year was (2) killed?
1460
In which battle was (2) killed?
Battle of Wakefield
Which of (2)'s sons became king 3 months later? (4)
Edward IV
Which battle and decisive victory for (4) and the bloodiest battle on English soil?
Battle of Towton
Where did (1), the queen and their son flee to?
Scotland
When was (1) captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London?
1465
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