SE4738 : Dacre's Cross

taken 1 year ago, near to Towton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Dacre's Cross
Dacre's Cross
Wars of the Roses - Battle of Towton, Palm Sunday, 29th March 1461

Ancient cross, almost smothered by a holly bush beside the B1217. It commemorates Britain's bloodiest battle with an estimated 28,000 dead (roughly 3% of the realm's population slaughtered in a day)
The Yorkist victory cemented Edward IV's claim to the throne, and led to 10 years of relative peace.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 4780 3864 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.5089N 1:16.5018W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 4779 3863
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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