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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2022 8:55 a.m. PST

According to the Wiki article Warwicks leg injury from Ferrybridge prevented him from participating in the main battle.

Yet other sources suggest he was part of the pursuing party in the days after the battle.

Any comments?

If he was not present for Towton then who would have lead his battle?


BillyNM10 May 2022 10:26 p.m. PST

I suspect by 'not participating' that it means he may have been present but did not actually fight in person. The risk of stumbling in combat would make fighting in person, while carrying a leg wound, a desperate act.

chrisminiaturefigs11 May 2022 6:15 a.m. PST

I think Billy hit the nail on the head.
Warwick would certainly have been present, but due to his leg injury he was more likely giving encouragement and inspiring his men.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2022 9:47 a.m. PST

Thanks Mates!

Warspite113 May 2022 3:12 p.m. PST

I would suggest that while he, personally, may have fought his forces would certainly have taken part in the battle and the pursuit.

So for 'Warwick' the man we should understand that maybe a trusted household knight led the troops.

Barry Slemmings

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