1450s in England
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Events from the 1450s in England.
Monarch - King Henry VI
- 7 February - John de la Pole marries Lady Margaret Beaufort.
- 15 April - Hundred Years' War: French defeat the English at the Battle of Formigny.
- 3 May - Execution of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk taking the blame for English losses in the Hundred Years' War.
- 6 June–12 July - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Jack Cade leads a rebellion in Kent and Sussex against war taxes.
- 12 August - Hundred Years' War: Cherbourg surrenders to the French, allowing France to take control of all of Normandy.
- September - Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York marches an army to London and attacks alleged traitors in the royal government.
- Extension of Great Malvern Priory begins, with exceptional stained glass windows.
- June - At the insistence of Parliament, Henry cancels all land grants made during his reign.
- 30 June - Hundred Years' War: Bordeaux surrenders to the French.
- 21 August - Hundred Years' War: Bayonne surrenders to the French, ending British rule in Gascony.
- September - The Duke of York refuses a royal summons to answer for breaking the peace.
- February - The Duke of York calls for armed resistance to King Henry VI.
- 1–3 March - Supporters of the Duke of York confront the royal army at Dartford. The Duke yields and is pardoned.
- 21 July - John Kemp enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- 22 October - Hundred Years' War: John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury re-captures Bordeaux; England regains control of much of Gascony.
- March - Parliament grants Henry generous taxes and condemns past rebels.
- 17 July - Hundred Years' War: At the Battle of Castillon, the French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed.
- July - The King becomes mentally unstable; his cousin Richard, Duke of York acts as regent.
- 24 August - Fighting in the north between the families of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick and the Earls of Northumberland.
- 19 October - The Hundred Years' War comes to a close, with the French recapture of Bordeaux leaving the English retaining only Calais on French soil.
- 15 March - Edward of Westminster invested as Prince of Wales.
- 23 April - Thomas Bourchier enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury, an office he will hold for almost 32 years.
- June - The Duke of York suppresses a rebellion led by Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter in the north of England.
- December - Henry VI recovers from his mental instability; the Duke of York is dismissed as regent.
- May - Garrison at Calais mutinies over pay arrears.
- 22 May - Wars of the Roses: Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York defeats the army of Henry VI at the First Battle of St Albans; Henry is captured.
- 19 November - The Duke of York is reinstated as regent.
- November–December - Rioting and rebellion in Devon.
- Earliest known reference to knitting in England.
- 23 September - Wars of the Roses: At the Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, Yorkists under Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury defeat a Lancastrian force.
- 12 October - Wars of the Roses: Lancastrian victory at the Battle of Ludford Bridge. Following the battle, the Duke of York flees to Ireland.
- 10 November - Parliament, held at Coventry, condemns Yorkists as traitors.
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