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Blood Red Roses: The Archaeology of a mass grave from the Battle of Towton AD 1461

The Battle of Towton in North Yorkshire, fought during the Wars of the Roses, was reputedly the bloodiest battle ever seen on English soil. In 1996 a mass grave of soldiers was discovered there by chance. This was the catalyst for a multi-disciplinary ...



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Encho Yakovchev :: Unrated
—Updated Oct 26, 2012

Mike Goo :: Unrated
—Updated Jan 9, 2012

Thom R. :: * RECOMMENDED *
This is a compendium of papers on a particular group of archaeological finds near Towton. Although filled with archaeological detail that may be of little interest to the general reader, nonetheless this book contains a lot of excellent material for anyone interested in arms and armour of the 15th c, or the War of the Roses. The examinations of the skeletons themselves is fascinating and provides much insight.
—Updated Feb 1, 2010 :: 1 of 1 members found this review helpful

Justin King :: Unrated
—Updated Jun 20, 2009

Keith Bragg :: Unrated
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JE Sarge :: Unrated
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Daniel Sullivan :: Unrated
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Don Stanko :: Unrated * RECOMMENDED *
—Updated Jan 13, 2009

Martijn Wijnhoven :: Unrated
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Jason Daub :: Unrated
—Updated Jun 30, 2008

Stanford B :: * RECOMMENDED *
Brings to light the effectiveness and affect of that most fearsome weapon used at this battle. Hammer and pollaxe. Archaelogical evidence graphically underlines the fiercness of the fray.
—Updated Apr 29, 2007

Dzmitry Malochka :: Unrated
—Updated Apr 19, 2007

Aaron Schnatterly :: Unrated
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R. Figueres :: Unrated
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Amanda B. :: Unrated
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Steve Lister :: Unrated
—Updated Jun 19, 2006

Todd Eriksen :: * RECOMMENDED *
A must buy for the weapons enthusiast. This book gives so much detail and vivid pictures that you really think that you are there. They not only discuss the archealogical evidence, but discuss the weapons and armour of the time. Don't want to hurt your new, expensive sword with test cuts? Just read this book. It does it for you.
—Updated May 4, 2006 :: 1 of 2 members found this review helpful

David Etienne :: Unrated
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Robin Hood Dial II :: Unrated
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Konstantin Tsvetkov ::
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Chuck Russell ::
wow. great book. very detailed
—Updated Nov 15, 2005 :: 0 of 2 members found this review helpful

Sean Flynt :: Unrated
—Updated Aug 16, 2005

Steve Maly :: Unrated
—Updated Jul 29, 2005

Alexi Goranov ::
A fascinating read. looking at the forensics of the medieval grave, one can truly appreciate the deadliness of the period weapons and the brutality of warfare
—Updated Jul 21, 2005







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