West Riding Day: Anniversary of Battle of Towton, 1461

When:
29 March 2024 all-day
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West Riding Day marks the anniversary of the battle of Towton (1461), reputedly the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil.

The Yorkist forces defeated the Lancastians, leading to a change of royal dynasty.

Edward Duke of York deposed King Henry VI (ruled 1422–61, 1470–1) and took the crown as King Edward IV (ruled 1461–1470, 1471–83).

One Response to West Riding Day: Anniversary of Battle of Towton, 1461

  1. Graham Shepherd 26 March 2019 at 2:12 pm #

    is this the true flag of west riding?? if so where can one be purchased??