Battle of towton 1461 fought in the middle of a snow storm with perhaps as many as 100000 men in the field the battle of towton 1461 was the largest and bloodiest military engagement on english soil. The battle of towton was fought on 29 march 1461 during the english wars of the roses near the village of towton in yorkshire a culminating engagement in the dynastic struggles between the houses of lancaster and york for control of the english throne the battle ended in an overwhelming victory for the yorkists. The battle the exceptional importance of the battle of towton a major turning point in english history on palm sunday 1461 in atrocious weather howling wind driving sleet and snow the armies of two disputing kings of england fought all day on a plateau of land a dozen or so miles south west of the great medieval city of york in the north of england. The location of the bodies and subsequent carbon dating linked them conclusively to the battle of towton it is the only mass grave of known medieval battle victims to have been found in england. The battle of towton was fought march 29 1461 during the war of the roses the largest battle ever fought in britain towton saw lancastrian and yorkist forces clash in a day long fight the battle of towton turned when yorkist reinforcements arrived allowing them to drive off the enemy
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