Tewkesbury (pronounced "tueks-bury" or sometimes locally as "chooks-bury") is a small market town in north Gloucestershire, approximately 11 mi (18 km) north of the city of Gloucester and 9 mi (14 km) north of Cheltenham. It is renowned for its medieval streetscape and large number of timber framed buildings.
Tewkesbury is a historic market town dating as far back as the 7th century when it was an Anglo-Saxon settlement named Theocsbury. However the main attraction is the town's role in the War of the Roses. The Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 was a turning point in the war, allowing the Yorkists to eventually succeed at placing their monarch on the English throne.
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