SE4738 : Battle of Towton Site

near to Towton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Battle of Towton Site
Battle of Towton Site
The largest and bloodiest battle on British Soil took place here on a snowy Palm Sunday 29th March 1461. Over 28,000 men were killed a sizeable proportion of the fit male population of the British Isles at that time. The struggle lasted all day in the longest battle of the Wars of the Roses. 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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Saturday, 25 September, 2004   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 December, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 475 385 [100m precision]
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