The Battle of Towton - 550th anniversary

Saturday 9 April 2011

On 29 March 1461 the largest and bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses was fought about 12 miles southwest of York, between the villages of Towton and Saxton.

According to the chroniclers more than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought in blizzard conditions on that Palm Sunday 550 years ago.

Join us for this anniversary History In Your Hands seminar to learn more about the arms and armour of the period, find out how the battle unfolded and handle contemporary pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.

Booking Information

All of the seminars run from 10:30 to 16:00 and take place at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.

The cost is £30 per delegate.

Lunch is not provided, but there is a bistro and a café plus a picnic area in the Museum.

Booking is essential as the seminars tend to sell out quickly and limited to 20 delegates per seminar.

To book

Tel: 0113 220 1888

Visitor Information

The location address, map and a guide to getting here can be found on the Visitor Information page