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Battle of Shrewsbury 1403
SJ 512-173

The church of St Mary Magdalene was built in 1406, as a memorial to those who fell in battle on the 21st July 1403. On the ridge to the north of the church, the rebel troops of Henry 'Hotspur' Percy formed up and to the south was the army of King Henry IV, with Prince Henry, the Prince of Wales. The battle started with an advance of the royalists troops, which was received by a storm of arrows from the rebels, Hotspur then led a charge into the King Henry's army heading directly towards the king's standard but when he was killed and Prince Henry attacked the right flank and rear of the Hotspur's army, the rebel army broke.

Battle of Shrewsbury 1403 Battlefield Church of St Mary Magdalene


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