By Christopher Gravett
On a bitterly chilly Palm Sunday, 29 March 1461, the military of King Edward IV met that of his Lancastrian enemies on a snow-covered battlefield south of the village of Towton in Yorkshire. The fight lasted all day within the longest and bloodiest conflict of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485). With the arriving of Yorkist reinforcements below the Duke of Norfolk, the Lancastrian line ultimately broke and their troops fled, many being stuck and slaughtered within the loss of life catch often called 'Bloody Meadow'. Christopher Gravett examines the crusade that marked the resurgence of the Yorkist reason and demonstrated Edward IV as king
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