We are delighted to announce an additional talk date for 27th May 2013. Chris Skidmore MP and acclaimed historian will be in the area over the Bank Holiday weekend and has kindly asked to speak to the TBS.The subject will be his latest research and book, Bosworth: The Birth of the Tudors Saxton Village Hall Monday [...]
Shakespeares Globe Theatre will be coming to Towton on Sunday 14th July . They will be performing the Three Henry IV plays at Towton Hall. Full details can be found on their website at Globe Theatre Ticket price will be £45 per person.
You will no doubt have seen the exciting news that the body of King Richard III has been identified following the discovery of a skeleton in a Leicester car park. Though Richard did not fight at Towton [he was only 9 at the time] his elder brother, Edward IV, led the Yorkist forces that day. [...]
Last week we became aware that the Rockingham Arms had closed and hadn’t traded for a few days and alarm bells began to sound as we thought of all the hard work put into the rooms. All was quickly solved. There has been a last minute and fast paced change of ownership of the lease. [...]
Work on the display centre at the Rockingham Arms is proceeding and we now have a small library of books for TBS members to borrow. Please see the Display Centre page under the Battlefield Tab for more information.
Here is a list of events at which the Frei Compagnie hope to appear this year. March 22 – 24: Palm Sunday Commemoration at Towton Sun April 14, noon – 4pm: Lead ChurchOpen Day, Crooked Billet, Saxton Sun April 21: Morley St George’s Day multi-period event Sat May 18: Sherburn Gala Sat June 8: Wistow [...]
Martin Tarpey, one of our longest serving members, active for many years and our former Chair has published a superb Childrens book. Take a look, have a read. Well Done Martin! Jack Pepper and the Whitby Treasure is an exciting contemporary adventure story set in Whitby on the wild Yorkshire coast. Jack and his three [...]
English Heritage (The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England) is a non-departmental public body. Today it is an executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It has a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England and advises the relevant Secretary of State on policy and in individual cases [...]
The Towton Tapestry is a project to record, in various forms of needlecraft, both the history of the Battle of Towton and the work to preserve and promote the battle that is carried out by the TBS, to find out more about the project please see their page on Facebook at Towton Tapestry Group
Reflections of the Yorkist Realm is a new website created by historian David Santiuste and photographer Rae Tan (both of whom are active members of the Towton Battlefield Society). It features images of places associated with the Yorkist period of English history, together with complementary text. The Yorkist era is best known for the Wars [...]
Towton’s centrepiece trailer, narrated by Robert Hardy, won an award at the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Awards ceremony on Monday 11th June for “best promotional” video. It faced stiff competition from fellow short-listed entrants but surged to victory in a nail-biting finish. The award went to TBS friend and producer Roger Keech who acknowledges [...]
The West Yorkshire Heritage Forum have been kind enough to showcase TowtonBattlefield Society on their website so we thought we would reciprocate and tell you a little bit about them. Primarily, it is intended to be a meeting place, both physically and on the internet, for all types of groups and individuals who are involved [...]
TBS members Helen Cox and Alan Stringer are pleased to announce the publication of their new book “Walk Towton 1461″. In this book you can follow Edward, Earl of March’s campaign from it’s beginnings in the Welsh Marches to the bloodbath that was Towton. For more details please the the flyer below Walk [...]
TBS Members were treated to a spellbinding evening of entertainment when acclaimed Performance Poet, Peter Wyton, paid a visit to Saxton Village Hall for our monthly meeting. Peter captured the essence of battlefield verse and held us in awe, before performing his specially commissioned Towton poem ‘Advice From The One Percent’, an extremely moving elegy. After the break, he launched [...]
Look out for the new Yorkshire Battlefield tab on the website. Using Google technology, you can use this Battlefield Planner to organise your visits to sites across each one of the Three Ridings. Not only does Yorkshire boast the site of Britain’s bloodiest battle but we also have more battlefield sites than any other county. [...]