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Battle Of Towton, 1461
On 29 March 1461, the largest and bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses was fought about 12 miles southwest of York, between the villages of Towton and Saxton.
According to the chroniclers, more than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought in blizzard conditions on that Palm Sunday 550 years ago.
Join an expert guide to learn more about the arms and armour of the period, discover how the bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses unfolded and handle contemporary pieces from the Royal Armouries' collections.
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Venue: The Royal Armouries
LS10 1LT 53.791874, -1.532249
→ Leeds 13 min walk