Towton: Yorkshire’s Bloodiest Battle? (Fully Booked)

Saturday 13 January 2018, 10.00AM to 4.00pm

*Please note, this course is now fully booked. We have arranged a second cohort of this course for Saturday 24 February 2018. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the original date please email lifelonglearning@york.ac.uk or call 01904 328473.*

The Battle of Towton on Palm Sunday 1461 has been described as ‘the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil’. The nineteen year old Edward of York took no prisoners and ordered ‘no quarter’ resulting in innumerable casualties as he battled in a snowstorm to avenge the death of his father, Richard Duke of York. Discover the story behind the battle, why and how the battle was fought, and how Towton secured the throne of England for Edward IV. It is anticipated that this course will be held at the King’s Manor.

Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE

  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 13 January 2018
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Course fee: £35.00

*Please note, this course is now fully booked. We have arranged a second cohort of this course for Saturday 24 February 2018. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the original date please email lifelonglearning@york.ac.uk or call 01904 328473.*

Location: tbc