Events for Wednesday 29th March 2017


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Battle of Towton

29th 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.

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Wakefield & 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...

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