Towton

The Battle of Palm Sunday Field

John Sadler

 
Date Published :
April 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
20 illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781783461929
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$24.95
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781844159659
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$39.95
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Overview
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The battle at Towton in Yorkshire on 29 March 1461 was 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. This bitter contest of arms was a turning point in the Wars of the Roses and - as a result of the discoveries of modern archaeological research - it is one of the best known. John Sadler, in this vivid reconstruction of the battle, offers a fresh view of a pivotal episode in English history and an unflinching insight into the cruelties of medieval warfare.

About The Author
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Born in 1953, John Sadler has law degrees from Northumbria University and the University of Westminster. A part-time lecturer in military history at Sunderland University Centre for Lifelong Learning, he is currently studying toward a PhD in history and is soon to begin an Imperial War Museum Fellowship in Holocaust Studies. He is the author of over 20 books, including Scottish Battles, published by Birlinn in April 2010. He is married with two children and lives in Newcastle.

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