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Wakefield & Towton (Paperback)

War of the Roses

Medieval History Battlefield Guidebooks

By Phil Haigh
Imprint: 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.

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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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The battle at Towton in Yorkshire on 29 March 1461 was the largest, longest fought and bloodiest day in English medieval history. In terms of the number of troops involved, the ruthlessness of the fighting, the quantity of casualties and the decisive nature of its outcome, Towton stands out from the long sequence of battles fought for control of England in the fifteenth century. This bitter contest of arms was a turning point in the Wars of the Roses and - as a result of the discoveries of modern archaeological research - it is one of the best known. John Sadler, in this vivid reconstruction of…

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