Fatal Colours: Towton 1461 - England's Most Brutal Battle

Fatal Colours: Towton 1461 - England's Most Brutal Battle

George Goodwin


The tumultuous reign of Henry VI and its climax within the carnage of Towton―the bloodiest conflict fought on English soil.

The conflict of Towton in 1461 used to be targeted in its ferocity and brutality, because the armies of 2 kings of britain engaged with murderous weaponry and in appalling stipulations to finish the 1st warfare of the Roses.

Variously defined because the greatest, longest, and bloodiest conflict on English soil, Towton was once fought with little probability of get away and none of give up. but, as though too ghastly to think about, the conflict itself and the turbulent reign of Henry VI have been missed for centuries.

Combining medieval resources and smooth scholarship, George Goodwin colorfully re-creates the ambience of fifteenth-century England. From the loss of life of the nice Henry V and his child son’s inheritance first of britain after which of France, Goodwin chronicles the vicious infighting at domestic in line with the vicissitudes of the Hundred Years struggle out of the country. He vividly describes the pivotal 12 months of 1450 and a decade of breakdown for either king and country, as more and more embittered factions fight for a supremacy which may be secured merely after the carnage of Towton.

Fatal Colours incorporates a solid of robust and compelling characters: a warrior queen, a ruthless king-making earl, even a papal legate who excommunicates a complete military. And at its heart is the 1st complete reason behind the crippling lack of ability of the enduringly childlike Henry VI―founder of Eton and King’s collage, Cambridge.

With a sizeable and gleaming creation via David Starkey, Fatal Colours brings to existence a colourful and violent age. sixteen pages of colour illustrations; three maps

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