Fatal Colours: Towton, 1461 - England's Most Brutal Battle (Paperback)
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Fatal Colours: Towton, 1461 - England's Most Brutal Battle (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 16/02/2012
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Gripping account of the Wars of the Roses battle of Towton - the most brutal day in English history. The Battle of Towton in 1461 was unique in its ferocity and brutality, as the armies of two kings of England engaged with murderous weaponry and in appalling conditions to conclude the first War of the Roses. Variously described as the largest, longest and bloodiest battle on English soil, Towton was fought with little chance of escape and none of surrender. Fatal Colours includes a cast of strong and compelling characters: a warrior queen, a ruthless king-making earl, even a papal legate who excommunicates an entire army. Combining medieval sources and modern scholarship, George Goodwin colourfully recreates the atmosphere of 15th century England and chronicles the vicious in-fighting as the increasingly embittered royal factions struggle for supremacy.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753828175

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“Hard work”

The story is fascinating, and I have learnt a lot about this period of history from reading the book. I live not far from Towton, and so learning more about this battle felt important. Reading the book is very hard... More

Paperback edition
12th August 2013
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George Goodwin's fascinating book on the Battle of Towton devotes about five times as much space to the background and context of the battle as to the battle itself. He immerses us comprehensively in the... More

Hardback edition
3rd May 2011
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“Fatal Colours”

I would strongly recommend this book to any reader wishing to gain an insightful perspective on the key personalities with their intricate family ties and bloodthirsty manoeuvring for political supremacy in mid... More

Hardback edition
5th April 2011
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