Events for Thursday 29th March 2012
On This Day in History
Battle of Towton29th March 1461
The Battle of Towton in Yorkshire during the War of the Roses. More than 28,000 are killed. Henry VI's Lancastrian forces are beaten and the throne is claimed by Edward IV.
Further ReadingWakefield & Towton
(Paperback - 176 pages)
by Phil Haigh
The Wars of the Roses was a complicated, bloody affair between the houses of Lancaster and York, and witnessed much changing of sides. That disjointed feuding persisted for a staggering thirty years and was a north versus south affair. However, the period and conflicts covered by this title are refreshingly… Read more...Only £12.99 at Pen & Sword Books.