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Battle of Towton (1461)

The Battle of Towton which took place on March 29 in 1461 is renowned as the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on the British soil. Edward, the eldest son of Richard, Duke of York and his ally Richard Neville decisively defeated the Lancastrian forces and Edward assumed the English throne as Edward IV. Number of men engaged and killed in the Battle of Towton is not exactly known but the estimates of over 20,000 killed men are probably exaggerated. Queen Margaret managed to escape to Scotland from where she fled to France.

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