SEMINAR - BATTLE OF TOWTON, 1461

Battle of Towton event

10:30am Sunday 24th March 2013 - 4:30pm Sunday 24th March 2013 at Leeds

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Saturday 24 March 2013
10.30am – 4.30pm
Leeds
SOLD OUT

Due to popular demand we will be running another seminar on

Sunday 24 March 2013
10.30am – 4.30pm
Leeds

  • £30.00

Thom Richardson – Keeper of Armour & Oriental Collections, Royal Armouries

On 29 March 1461 the largest and bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses was fought about 12 miles southwest of York, between the villages of Towton and Saxton.

According to the chroniclers more than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought in blizzard conditions on that Palm Sunday 550 years ago.

Join our expert guide to learn more about the arms and armour of the period, find out how the bloodiest battle of the War of the Roses unfolded and handle contemporary pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.

  • All of the seminars run from 10:30 to 4:30 and take place at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.
  • Lunch is not provided, but there is a bistro and a café plus a picnic area in the Museum.
  • Booking is essential as the seminars tend to sell out quickly and places are limited to 20 delegates per seminar.

Proof of photographic ID such as passport or driving license is needed for all seminars. Entrance may be denied without suitable identification.

To book

Tel: 0113 220 1888
Email: educate.leeds@armouries.org.uk
Online: Royal Armouries online shop

Visitor Information

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