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

  • Title: Towton 1461: England's bloodiest battle
  • Author: Christopher Gravett
  • ISBN: 9781841765136
  • Page: 369
  • 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

    One thought on “Towton 1461: England's bloodiest battle”

    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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