Sadler, Douglas John
The Wars of the Roses in the north East of England, 1461-1464. the Wars of the Roses is a later catch all name given to a series of dynastic conflicts which periodically erupted in the England fro the middle to the end of the 15th century. The wars were by no means continuous and the single largest and bloodiest battle was fought at Towton on ‘Palmsunday Field’ in 1461.
Many people think that this slaughter concluded that phase of the wars, but this is not so. A series of campaigns were fought in the north-east of England and particularly in Northumberland for a further three long and weary years.
For those who wish to follow in the footsteps of history the landscape of Northumberland offers a unique opportunity to trace the pattern of marches and countermarches, sieges, skirmishes and battles during a period when the destiny of England was focused on the county and the Anglo-Scottish border beyond.
Softcover: 48 pages
Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 14.5 x 0.3 cm
Contents: Introduction; Background; The War in the North; The Battle of Hedgeley Moor; The Battle of Hexam; Aftermath; Appendix 1 Who’s who; Appendix 2 Sources.