Battle of Towton – Profile

Fought
29 March 1461

Location
Near Towton, Yorkshire

Participants
House of York and House of Lancaster

Army
York 25,000 – 30,000
Lancaster 30,000 – 35,000

Leaders (York)

Edward, Duke of York (Earl of March)
Richard Neville
William Neville
John de Mowbray, Duke of Norfork

Leaders (Lancaster)

Henry Beaufort, Duke of Somerset
Sir Andrew Trollope
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter

Victory - House of York

Casualties
28,000
Sir Andrew Trollope
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Lord Dacre (Lancaster)

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