This Day in History: 1461-03-04
On 4th March 1461, Henry VI‘s reign ended with his formal deposition by Edward IV, who was proclaimed King in Westminster Hall. There were now two kings of England, but for Edward, a formal coronation would have to wait, for he was determined to finally, decisively beat Henry VI and his Lancastrian supporters. Edward would begin to march north to Pontefract arriving on the 27th March 1461. He gathered his troops at Pontefract in readiness for the Battle of Towton on March 29th 1461.