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Towton 1461

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April 2003

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

On a bitterly cold Palm Sunday, 29 March 1461, the army of King Edward IV met that of his Lancastrian enemies on a snow-covered battlefield south of the village of Towton in Yorkshire. The struggle lasted all day in the longest and bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses. With the arrival of Yorkist reinforcements under the Duke of Norfolk, the Lancastrian line eventually broke and their troops fled, many being caught and slaughtered in the death trap known as 'Bloody Meadow'. Christopher Gravett examines the campaign that marked the resurgence of the Yorkist cause and established Edward IV as king

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction - Chronology - Origins of the Campaign - The Commanders - Opposing Forces - The March to Towton - The Battle - Aftermath - The Grave Pits - The Battlefield today - Further Reading - Index

Portrait

Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator of armour at the Tower Armouries, and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. His previous Osprey titles include Landmarks: The Norman Conquest, Warrior 1: 'Norman Knight 950-1204 AD' and Campaign 66: 'Bosworth 1485'. Graham Turner was born in Harrow in 1964, the son of the respected aviation artist Michael Turner. Graham has been a freelance artist since 1984, specialising in historical and military subjects, particularly of the medieval period, and has illustrated numerous Osprey titles.

EAN: 9781841765136
ISBN: 1841765139
Untertitel: England's Bloodiest Battle. 'Osprey Campaign S. '. 75 b&w and 11 colour illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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