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  Home: History: Military History: Wars: Wars of the Roses (1455-1485): Battle of Towton (29 March 1461) Bookmark and Share
 
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* Battle of Towton Landscape Project, The
"The Battle of Towton was the last of a series of battles in the middle of the War of the Roses, where the Lancastrian and Yorkshire forces faced each other in a snowstorm on Palm Sunday (the 29th of March) 1461. The Lancastrians lost the battle with heavy casualties and as a result, Edward IV was crowned king of England. Richard III later built a small chapel at Towton to commemorate the dead although the whereabouts of the remains of this structure are unknown." This site documents the finding of a mass grave and presents some other information from the archaeological dig from 1996.

URL: http://www.brad.ac.uk/acad/archsci/depart/resgrp/archpros/Towton_Landscape/         Link Verified by NetSERF: 10 March 2011
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* Towton Battlefield Archaeological Survey
"This website has been set up to promote the archaeological research which is currently being carried out on the Towton medieval battlefield." This site gives more details about the dig at Towton battefield. There some pictures, information and links. It has not been updated in a while.

URL: http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/TowtonBattlefield/        
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* Towton Mass Grave Project
"In August 1996, workmen disturbed a portion of a mass-burial pit during building work at the location of the Towton battlefield (near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire). At the request of North Yorkshire County Council Heritage Unit, a team of osteoarchaeologists and archaeologists from the Department of Archaeological Sciences and members of the West Yorkshire Archaeology Service recovered the mostly complete remains of 43 individuals from the interment which measured 6m x 2m and was only 50 cm in depth."

URL: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/acad/archsci/depart/report97/towton.htm         Link Verified by NetSERF: 26 September 2013
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* "Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton" by D. John Saddler
"The armies of two kings, Henry VI and Edward IV, collided at Towton on March 29, 1461. The outcome would determine which one would rule England." Originally published in the March 2006 issue of Military History magazine.

URL: http://www.historynet.com/historical_conflicts/3038431.html         Link Verified by NetSERF: 05 November 2006
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