Finding hidden battle’s history

A bloody battle that was fought 557 years ago needs to be marked and remembered, according to an amateur genealogist who stumbled across the details while researching his own family ancestry.
While the famous Battle of Towton is remembered as being a pivotal moment in the War of the Roses in 1461, the precursor for that fight took place at Ferrybridge the day before.
More than 3,000 men are thought to have been killed or wounded in a matter of hours on March 27 as the Yorkists clashed with the Lancastrians close to the River Aire.
But Stewart Hackney, from Knottingley, says the battle is... read more

 
24 February 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 17
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