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Fatal Colours Towton 1461-England's Most Brutal Battle

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ISBN-10: 0393080846

ISBN-13: 9780393080841

Edition: 2012

Authors: George Goodwin, David Starkey

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The Battle of Towton in 1461 was unique in its ferocity and brutality, as the armies of two kings of England engaged with murderous weaponry to conclude the first War of the Roses. Variously described as the largest, longest, and bloodiest battle on English soil, Towton was fought with little chance of escape and none of surrender. Combining medieval sources and modern scholarship, George Goodwin colorfully re-creates the atmosphere of fifteenth-century England. From the death of the great Henry V and his baby son’s inheritance first of England, then of France, Goodwin chronicles the vicious fighting as increasingly embittered factions struggle for a supremacy that could only be secured…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/29/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

George Goodwin is a history graduate of Cambridge, where he was awarded a Foundation exhibition. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.You can follow George Goodwin on Twitter at and visit his website for more information .

List of Illustrations
Dramatis Personae:
England, 1422-1450
England, Spring 1460
A Step Too Far
A Great Man's Legacy-Minority
An Absence of Kingship-Majority
An Absent-Minded King
A Question of Honour
A Queen Transformed
'A Warwick'
The Sun in Splendour
A Country at War-North vs South
Towton-Palm Sunday 1461
In Memoriam
Dramatis Personae: After Towton
The Wound Man
Family Trees
Select Bibliography
Selected Places to Visit and Related Organisations