The Battle of Towton
2016 event cancelled, 2017 dates to be announced
near Towton village (North Yorkshire county, Yorkshire and the Humber region)
On Palm Sunday (29 March) AD 1461 the largest and bloodiest battle was fought about 12 miles southwest of York, between the villages of Towton and Saxton. Towton was an event of the greatest importance for England, being the final and decisive battle in the first of a series of English civil wars, collectively known as the Wars of the Roses, that took place between 1455 and 1487.
And every year on Palm Sunday the Towton Battlefield Society commemorates those men from the House of York and the House of Lancaster who fell on that fateful day. The programme includes several events and activities held around the battlefield, like commemorative ceremonies and services, historical parades, guided battlefield walks, living history and combat displays at the historical camps, archery practice and shows, sword training, falconry and firepower shows, and of course the great battle reenacmtent. Everyone is welcome to participate and see what life was like in medieval England.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Location: near Towton village, Selby district, North Yorkshire county, Yorkshire and the Humber region
Towton Battlefield Society
Address: Rockingham Arms, Main Street, Towton village, North Yorkshire county, LS24 9PB
Tel.: +44 1302882488
picture © http://www.towton.org.uk
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The Battle of Towton, an historical documentary reconstruction