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From Wakefield to Towton (Paperback)

The Wars of the Roses

Military > Battlefield Guidebooks Military > Pre-WWI > Wars of the Roses P&S History > Medieval World > Medieval History World History > UK & Ireland > England > Yorkshire & Humberside

By Philip Haigh
Imprint: Pen & Sword Battleground
Series: Battleground Books: Pre-WWI
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780850528251
Published: 1st August 2001
Last Released: 2nd July 2014

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The Wars of the Roses was a complicated, bloody affair between the houses of Lancaster and York, and witnessed much changing of sides. That disjointed feuding persisted for a staggering thirty years and was a north versus south affair. However, the period and conflicts covered by this title are refreshingly clear. An intriguing tale of treachery and deceit.

I thoroughly enjoyed Philip Haigh’s book on the battles of Wakefield and Towton and I learnt a great deal about the battle of Ferrybridge, which is so often overlooked, but just as important. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about important events in England’s history.

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Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield

30th December 1460

Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI


Battle of Towton

29th March 1461

The Battle of Towton in Yorkshire during the War of the Roses. More than 28,000 are killed. Henry VI's Lancastrian forces are beaten and the throne is claimed by Edward IV.


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