Towton 1461 :The Anatomy of a Battle

Towton 1461

Towton 1461 :The Anatomy of a Battle

Published: 3 March, 2022
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Palm Sunday 1461 was the date of a ruthless and bitterly contested battle, fought by two massive medieval armies on an exposed Yorkshire plateau for the prize of the crown of England. This singular engagement of the Wars of the Roses has acquired the auspicious title of the longest, biggest and bloodiest battle ever fought on British soil. But what drove the contending armies of York and Lancaster to fight at Towton and what is the truth behind the legends about this terrible encounter, where contemporaries record that the rivers ran red with blood? Andrew Boardman answers these questions and many more in the new updated edition of his classic account of Towton which provides a fascinating insight into the reality of the battlefield. The Battle of Towton is illustrated throughout with contemporary illustrations, modern photographs and specially drawn maps.

Andrew Boardman is a medieval military historian who has specialised in the Wars of the Roses. He appeared in the Channel 4 documentary 'Blood Red Roses' on the Battle of Towton and contributed to the archaeological report of the Towton excavations. He has also written 'Towton 1461' and 'The Medieval Soldier'.

Type Book
ISBN 9780750998970
Number Of Pages
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Paperback