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June 16 – The Battle of Stoke Field and Lambert Simnel

On this day in Tudor history, 16th June 1487, the final battle of the Wars of the Roses took place, and I'm not talking about the Battle of Bosworth!

The Battle of Stoke Field was between the forces of Henry VII and the Yorkist forces of Lord Lovell and John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln, who had recently crowned Lambert Simnel as King Edward VI.

Who won that day? What happened? And what happened to the boy, Lambert Simnel?

You can find out even more about this battle from battlefield historian Julian Humphrys in this expert talk:

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June 16 – The Battle of Stoke Field and Lambert Simnel