The history of Yorkshire's bloodiest battlefields

The Monument at Towton, between Tadcaster and Garforth, commemorating the Battle of Towton on Palm Sunday 1461.
The Monument at Towton, between Tadcaster and Garforth, commemorating the Battle of Towton on Palm Sunday 1461.
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Yorkshire has seen Viking invasions, Civil War battles and bloody rebellions throughout its long history.

From the huge casualties at Towton to the final English victory before the Norman conquest, we've selected some of the most fascinating battlefield sites in the county.