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|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
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|Years:||1468 1469 1470 – 1471 – 1472 1473 1474|
- March – The Yorkist King Edward IV returns to England to reclaim his throne.
- April 14 – Battle of Barnet – Edward defeats the Lancastrian army under Warwick, who is killed.
- May 4 – Battle of Tewkesbury – King Edward defeats a Lancastrian army under Queen Margaret and her son, Edward of Westminster the Prince of Wales, who is killed. This practically destroys the Lancastrian cause.
- May 20 – Henry VI of England is murdered in the Tower of London and Edward IV becomes sole King of England.
- October 10 – Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm. The forces of Regent of Sweden Sten Sture the Elder with help of farmers and miners repel an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark.
- First Inca Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui of the Inca Empire dies and is succeeded by his son Tupac Inca Yupanqui.
- Pedro Escobar and João Gomes first visit São Tomé and Principe.