March 29th  1461

The War of the Roses:
The Battle of Towton was fought on the 29th of March 1461, near the villag of Towton in Yorkshire. At the time, it was the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil. More than 50,000 soldiers from the Houses of York and Lancaster fought for hours throughout a brutal snowstrom on that day, which also happened to be Palm Sunday. Reportedly 28,000 died on the battlefield and the battle itself brought about a monarchical change in England - Edward of York defeated Queen Margaret and displaced Henry VI (Lancaster) as the King of England.

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