John Sadler
2014 |

This medieval military history uses archeological research to shed new light on this significant and bloody battle in the Wars of the Roses. The battle at Towton in Yorkshire on March 29th, 1461, was a major turning point in the Wars of the Roses. It was also 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. Drawing on the discoveries of modern archaeological research, historian John Sadler pieces together what actually happened on that fateful day. In this vivid reconstruction of the battle, he offers unflinching insight into the cruelties of medieval warfare.

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