Towton 1461: The Anatomy of a Battle By Andrew Boardman, Robert Hardy (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Andrew Boardman, Robert Hardy (Foreword by)
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The definitive account of this medieval battle

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.

About the Author


Andrew Boardman is a historian whose published works include The Medieval Soldier in the Wars of the Roses and The First Battle of St Albans. He has been a consultant on many TV documentary series for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky One and Yesterday Channel. He lives in Yorkshire.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780750998970
ISBN-10: 0750998970
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English