Tudor History by Michele Morrical

Battle of Towton – March 29, 1461

Michele Morrical

Edward IV defeated Henry VI and the bloody Battle of Towton on March 29, 1461. Henry VI fled for safety in Scotland while the new Yorkist king set his sights on putting down any other claimants to the throne, especially Margaret Beaufort and her Lancastrian relatives. Margaret realized the danger and fled with her husband, son, and brother-in-law Jasper Tudor to the protection of Pembroke Castle.

About The Author

My journey into Tudor history began about 10 years ago with the TV show “The Tudors” from Showtime. As I watched the show, I wondered how much of it was really true because the storylines were more dramatic and shocking than any soap opera I had ever seen. I picked up Margaret George’s autobiography of Henry VIII and I was hooked. I’ve since read over 100 books on the Tudor period and I’m currently writing my own book about the Wars of the Roses. Check out my blog at https://michelemorrical.com/.

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