Press Release - WALK TOWTON 1461

by Helen Cox





Authors: Helen Cox & Alan Stringer
Medieval history/non-fiction
Paperback, 70 pages, 20 black-and-white plates, 6 line drawings
Published by Herstory Writing & Interpretation/York Publishing Services, 2012
ISBN 978-0-9565768-2-8
Price: £7.50

The death of Richard, Duke of York at the Battle of Wakefield in December 1460 launched his eldest son and heir Edward, Earl of March, into the unprecedented winter campaign destined to end in carnage at Towton on Palm Sunday, 1461.

With Walk Towton 1461, you can follow the Earl’s campaign from his first victory at Mortimer’s Cross to disaster at St Albans, the fierce contests of Ferrybridge and Dintingdale, and the bloody finale at Towton, with an illustrated guide to visiting sites connected with the battles. Each of the four main sections contains a short history, directions to sites (including maps), and information on opening times and admission charges for:

Wigmore Castle & Mortimer’s Cross
St Albans
Ferrybridge & Dintingdale
The Crooked Billet & St Mary’s Chapel, Lead
All Saints Church, Dacre’s Tomb & Towton Monument, Saxton
Towton Battlefield Trail
Dacre’s Cross & Bloody Meadow
Bridge of Bodies

Walk Towton 1461 is available NOW from York Publishing Services on (or call 01904 431213 to place an order by phone). It can also be purchased at the special launch price of £6.00 from the TBS Authors Stall in the Barn, Old London Road, Towton, at the Towton Battlefield Society Palm Sunday Commemoration on Sunday, 1st April 2012.

Helen Cox, Herstory Writing & Interpretation

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