- Towton 1461: The First War of the Roses and England’s Bloodiest Battle
- Ashburton Hall, Elizabeth II Court
- Sunday 7 October
The battle of Towton, fought between the competing armies of Henry VI and Edward IV of York, was England’s Armageddon – the bloodiest battle on English soil. In this talk, George will describe how the long and tragic reign of Henry VI eventually plunged the nobility and then the nation into the civil war of the first War of the Roses.
George Goodwin is a fellow of the British Library and the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of Fatal Colours: Towton 1461, Fatal Rivalry: Flodden 1513, and Benjamin Franklin in London.