The Battle of Towton 29th March 1461

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  • The Battle of Towton
    • Took place on the 29th March 1461
    • This followed the Battle of Fettle Bridge
    • This Battle was fought during a snowstorm.
    • This witnessed the largest armies ever, with more 50,000 men involved.
    • The slaughter was great and the Lancastrians were routed.
      • It has been said that the snow had turned red by the blood.
    • Towton was the decisive engagement that both sides had been seeking since the renewal of war in 1459.
    • Henry VI, Margaret and their son fled to Scotland.
      • Whilst Edward IV returned to London to be crowned.
    • The Yorkists had triumphed.


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