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The Wars of the Roses Federation (WOTRF) is an umbrella group comprising of approximately thirty-five mediaeval groups(each group averaging 26 members). During the season the WOTRF hosts from two to four events the most notable being the Battle of Bosworth 1485 in August located at Bosworth Battlefield Visitors Centre near Hinckley (Leicestershire)sponsored by Leicestershire County Council.


In 2005 the WOTRF took part in the 800th Anniversary of the Huntingdon Charter and also the 550th Anniversary of the Battle of St Albans culminating in a street skirmish in the town centre. The Fed have also ran or taken part in the 550th anniversary reenactments of Blore Heath, Towton and Mortimer's Cross. Additionally each member group has their own events, which although not hosted by the WOTRF may include other membership groups. The WOTRF tries to be as authentic as possible in portraying living history, cameos, drill displays and battle re-enactments. Its member groups abide by a strict dress standard and safety rules.