Battle of Towton 1461

On Palm Sunday 1461 the biggest battle ever fought on english soil took place at Towton. The battle turned out to be the turning point in the long fought wars of the roses between Lancashire and Yorkshire. On this one day between 28-36,000 were killed. The photos here are of the memorial day and service that are held every Palm Sunday to remember the fallen men by re-enactors. A camp depicting how the men will have lived at the time and battlefield walks also take place every year. The photos here were taken at the 2009/10 meetings. More information http://www.towton.org.uk/
The last photo is of the actor Robert Hardy who is the patron of the society and was taken when he made a speech at the event in 2011
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