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Towton: Yorkshire’s Bloodiest Battle?


Course Information

Towton: Yorkshire’s Bloodiest Battle?

A non-accredited history and heritage course.

Course Code

CLL 17/18_94

Course Date

13th January 2018

Places Available


Course Fee

Course Description

The Battle of Towton on Palm Sunday 1461 has been described as ‘the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil’. The nineteen year old Edward of York took no prisoners and ordered ‘no quarter’ resulting in innumerable casualties as he battled in a snowstorm to avenge the death of his father, Richard Duke of York. Discover the story behind the battle, why and how the battle was fought, and how Towton secured the throne of England for Edward IV. It is anticipated that this course will be held at the King’s Manor.

Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE

*Please note, this course is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email lifelonglearning@york.ac.uk or call 01904 328473. Alternatively we have arranged a second cohort of the course on 24 February 2018 which can be found on the store*

Term: Spring

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 13 January 2018

Time: 10am-4pm

No. of weeks: 1

Course fee: £35.00

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