Development threatens War of the Roses battlefield

The Northampton Borough Council in Northampton, England is eager to turn over the 85-acre Delapre Park to sports club for their use, but there's a glitch. The park may be the site of a decisve battle between the Houses of York and Lancaster in 1460.

"It's a unique site because of the use of artillery and a fortified camp set up by the Lancastrians which the Yorkists successfully captured," said Mike Ingram from Battlefield Trust. "There are bodies buried there and evidence of the battle, such as lead balls from the artillery, in the top soil. Building sports pitches, changing rooms, parking areas and roads could destroy this buried evidence."