Interesting article in The Times about the War of the Roses Battle of Towton. It is still the bloodiest battle on English soil ever. Interesting information on the re-enactors and amateur historians too.

The battle is estimated to have involved 50,000 soldiers with 28,000 dying on the battlefield. The result of the battle was a change o monarchs with the Yorkist, Duke of York becoming King Edward IV of England at the expense of the Lancastrian King Henry VI.

It is not far from Marston Moor if you want to make a day of it on the bike.

War of the Roses link

I recently found out that I have an ancestor, Philip Yonge, who was killed in the War of the Roses at the Battle of Blore Heath on 23 September 1459. I need to read up on this famous, but little understood war in England in the 15th Century.

Photo Credit

By Chemical Engineer (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons