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5.0 out of 5 stars The Road To Towton - England's Most Brutal Battle, 16 Jan 2013
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This book is extremely well researched, but I would take issue with its sub title which, in my opinion, would be more reflective of the content if it read "Fatal Colours: The Road To Towton". That would better convey the subject matter which consists primarily (and understandably) in setting the scene - political, social, and military - which led to the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil, which took place but a few miles to the south of York, on Palm Sunday 1461, where, during a freezing, howling blizzard, thousands of men died gruesome, horrible, and savage deaths at the hands of their opponents.

The chapters outlining how and why the Wars of the Roses (a Victorian term) - contemporaries called the fighting the "Cousins' Wars - came about are very detailed. As an historian who has made a special study of this period, even I found additional snippets of information. Those chapters detailing the fighting at Towton - including covering how and why the rival forces met at that precise location - were very informative. Graphic in their content, they make all too clear the horrific nature of the injuries which could be inflicted on those individuals -whatever their rank - who, for whatever reason, had the singular misfortune to find themselves fighting on a a battlefield in fifteenth century England.
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