Blood Red Roses

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mrs archer
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Blood Red Roses

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Blood Red Roses: the archaeology of a mass grave from the Battle of Towton AD 1461, Veronica Fiorato, Anthea Boylston & Christopher Knusel (eds), revised 2nd edition, Oxbow Books, 2007; paperback, £25, ISBN 978-1-84217-289-6

Paperback version of Oxbow's 2000 best-seller incorporating two additional chapters by a schoolteacher and a re-enactor. Contains a full discussion of the mass grave discovered at Towton Hall in 1996, with historical background by Andrew Boardman, archaeological implications by excavator Tim Sutherland, analysis of the human remains by osteologists and forensic experts, discussion of 15th century arms and armour by Royal Armouries specialists including John Waller, and much more.
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am reading it at the moment! Truly fascinating analysis and completely authoritive look at the subject matter. Perhaps a touch over academic in places, but thats preferable to skimping on the facts!

Still looking at Towton as a possible candidate for the next production so this is very handy research.

John

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