Fatal Colours: Towton, 1461 - England's Most Brutal Battle
A gripping account of the Wars of the Roses battle of Towton - the most brutal day in English history.
'Vivid, humane and superbly researched' David Starkey
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
For the 550th commemoration of the battle of Towton which took place in northern England on March 29th in 1461, George Goodwin has written a good general introduction to the War of the Roses that led ... Read full review