Fatal Colours


    Medieval History

    Fatal Colours

    The Battle of Towton 1461

    George Goodwin

    Phoenix 2012

    Paperback 346pp Illustrated

    9781407248684   Product Code: 23458

    Taking its title from Henry VI's lament at the Battle of Towton in Shakespeare's play, this book examines Henry's disastrous reign and the personal failings of the king, then describes the events leading up to Towton and the battle itself - the first savage clash of arms between Lancastrians and Yorkists in the Wars of the Roses. In his introduction, David Starkey sketches the evolution of English kingship, providing the background to 1461.

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