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Towton

The Battle of Palm Sunday Field




Author:John Sadler
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Pages:224
Photos:20 illustrations
Publisher:Pen and Sword Military
ISBN:9781783461929
Item No. 9781783461929



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 the battle, offers a fresh view of a pivotal episode in English history and an unflinching insight into the cruelties of medieval warfare.