The Wars of the Roses took place over three stages, although the exact dates and transitions are often contested:
First Stage: 1459-1461. Lancastrian King Henry VI and son Prince Edward, Margaret of Anjou, Henry Duke of Somerset VS. Richard and son Edward, Dukes of York, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (Anne’s father). Yorkist victory.
Third Stage: 1483-1487. Richard III VS. Edward V and supporters, Buckingham, Elizabeth Woodville’s family, and later Henry Tudor. York defeat and beginning of Tudor reign.