Our next talk will be held on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 7pm in Pontefract Town Hall (Nelson Room).

The talk, entitled “Battle of Towton”, will be given by David Skillern.

The Battle of Towton was fought on Palm Sunday, 29th March 1461 during the Wars of the Roses was the most decisive, and probably the largest and bloodiest battle on British soil. 50,000 soldiers battled through a snowstorm and the Yorkists led by Edward IV were eventually victorious over the Lancastrians of Henry VI in a fight for the crown.

Here fought Kings, Lords and ordinary men, and here they died.In this talk you will learn about the two kings who fought, walk the Bloody Meadow and cross the Bridge of Bodies and see how one Yorkist Lord had “a cunning plan”.

In this talk you will learn about the two kings who fought, walk the Bloody Meadow and cross the Bridge of Bodies and see how one Yorkist Lord had “a cunning plan”.

Admission

  • FREE members
  • £3 non-members

Light refreshments included.

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