Towton 1461: The First War of the Roses and England’s Bloodiest Battle

with George Goodwin
Sunday
10:20 - 11:20
York
£15 non-subscriber, £12 subscriber

George Goodwin will explore the events of 29 March 1461, when the armies of two competing lings of England – the Lancastrian Henry VI and Yorkist Edward IV – assembled at Towton, a dozen miles from York. What had begun as an aristocratic feud now involved the entire nation. The war would be decided at England’s Armageddon.

Book Tickets

George Goodwin is a historian and author whose books include accounts of the battles of Towton and Flodden, and an exploration of Benjamin Franklin’s life in London.

Ticket enquiries

To buy tickets for History Weekend, call 0871 620 4021 or

click here

Subscription enquiries

To subscribe to BBC History Magazine, call 0844 844 0250 or
click here