Towton:the Battle of Palm Sunday Field 1461

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Towton:the Battle of Palm Sunday Field 1461

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:31 pm

John Sadler, ISBN 184415965-5, Pen & Sword Books Ltd. 2011.
A clear labour of love from the author who dedicates his book to the Towton Battlefield Society. He is very intent on making his audience aware of the scale and importance of the battle while acknowledging that, like Agincourt, despite the bloodshed and size of teh armies invloved it was a battle that was lost because it just isn't as conclusive as say, Hastings or Bosworth.
I'm not a fan of either Boardman or IMP but I do tend to believe the conclusions of the author and found this a impressive study. Even John Waller gets a mention! My only issue is with the authors constant reference back to how bloody late medeival warfare was. I could not make up my mind if he was really genuine in his revulsion or secretly reveling in it. I plan on getting "Deadly Colours" soon and it will be interesting to see how it compares.


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