Towton 1461: England's bloodiest battle

Towton England s bloodiest battle On a bitterly cold Palm Sunday March the army of King Edward IV met that of his Lancastrian enemies on a snow covered battlefield south of the village of Towton in Yorkshire The struggle las

Fatal Colours Towton England s Most The tumultuous reign of Henry VI and its climax in the carnage of Towton the bloodiest battle fought on English soil The battle of Towton in was unique in its ferocity and brutality, as the armies of two kings of England engaged with murderous weaponry and in Battle of Towton The Battle of Towton was fought on March during the English Wars of the Roses, near the village of Towton in Yorkshire.A culminating battle in the dynastic struggles between the houses of Lancaster and York for control of the English throne, the engagement ended in an overwhelming victory for the Yorkists It brought about a change of monarchs in England, with the victor, the Yorkist Mass graves to shed light on Britain s bloodiest battle Author and historian George Goodwin, who this month publishes a new book Fatal Colours Towton, England s Most Brutal Battle, said The Tudors did a tremendously good propaganda job in Edward IV English Monarchs Edward IV Parentage and Early Life England s first Yorkist King, Edward IV, was the eldest surviving son of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York and Cecily Neville and was born on nd April, at Rouen, whilst the Duke was stationed in France. His father, Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, held a strong claim to the English throne. Edward IV Biography, Children, Facts Britannica Edward IV Edward IV, king of England from until October and again from April until his death in He was a leading participant in the Yorkist Lancastrian conflict known as the Wars of the Roses Learn about Edward IV s life and reign in this article. Edward IV of England Edward IV April April was the King of England from March to October , and again from April until his death He was the first Yorkist King of England The first half of his rule was marred by the violence associated with the Wars of the Roses, but he overcame the Lancastrian challenge to the throne at Tewkesbury in to reign in peace until his Alnwick Castle Medieval Castle in England Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, UK and the residence of the Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman BBC History King Henry VI Discover facts about King Henry VI whose reign was dominated by the Wars of the Roses. The Battlefields Trust Home The Battlefields Trust ABOUT THE BATTLEFIELDS TRUST Britain s historic battlefields are in danger Join us now to help ensure these priceless heritage assets are preserved for future generations to study and enjoy. Richard III Society The Wars of the Roses The March from Leicester by Graham Turner Courtesy of Osprey Publishing LtdThe Wars of the Roses, so English historical tradition has it, were a series of bloody military conflicts dominating several decades during the second half of the fifteenth century.Royal houses of Lancaster and York, dynastic rivals for possession of England s ancient crown, fought each other in battle after battle the

  • Title: Towton 1461: England's bloodiest battle
  • Author: Christopher Gravett
  • ISBN: 9781841765136
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • On a bitterly cold Palm Sunday, 29 March 1461, the army of King Edward IV met that of his Lancastrian enemies on a snow covered battlefield south of the village of Towton in Yorkshire The struggle lasted all day in the longest and bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses 1455 1485 With the arrival of Yorkist reinforcements under the Duke of Norfolk, the Lancastrian liOn a bitterly cold Palm Sunday, 29 March 1461, the army of King Edward IV met that of his Lancastrian enemies on a snow covered battlefield south of the village of Towton in Yorkshire The struggle lasted all day in the longest and bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses 1455 1485 With the arrival of Yorkist reinforcements under the Duke of Norfolk, the Lancastrian line eventually broke and their troops fled, many being caught and slaughtered in the death trap known as Bloody Meadow Christopher Gravett examines the campaign that marked the resurgence of the Yorkist cause and established Edward IV as king

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    1. As with all Osprey books, Towton combines accessible prose, an emphasis on geography, archaeology and material culture, and a focus on military minutiae which makes this book an excellent way to get into the history of the topic without having to undergo academic initiation. Gravett's clearly comprehensive understanding of the region also makes the book an unintended travel guide for folks wanting to tour the history. The book is valuable for its art and narrative, but perhaps the most interesti [...]

    2. A bloody great read on a really bloody piece of English History. Plenty of expert analysis, contemporary accounts, maps & graphics really being the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses that bitterly cold day back in March 1461 back to graphic bloody life. A must read for any self respecting military history junkie.

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