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Blood red roses : the archaeology of a mass grave from the Battle of Towton AD 1461

Author: Veronica Fiorato; Anthea Boylston; Christopher Knüsel; Robert Hardy
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow, cop. 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Battle of Towton in North Yorkshire, fought during the Wars of the Roses, was reputedly the bloodiest battle ever seen on English soil. In 1996 a mass grave of soldiers was discovered there by  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Veronica Fiorato; Anthea Boylston; Christopher Knüsel; Robert Hardy
ISBN: 9781842172896 1842172891
OCLC Number: 439927140
Description: X, 294 str. : ilustr. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Site discovery, context and excavation The context of the discovery (Veronica Fiorato) The historical background to the battle and the documentary evidence (Andrew Boardman) The excavation and finds (Andrea Burgess) Recording the grave (Tim Sutherland) The Human Remains The physical anthropology (Anthea Boylston, Malin Holst and Jennifer Coughlan) Health status (Jennifer Coughlan and Malin Holst) Dental health and disease (Malin Host and Jennifer Coughlan) Battle-related trauma (Shannon Novak) Arms and Armour of the Fifteenth Century: Weapons (Graeme Rimer) Armour (Thom Richardson) Combat techniques (John Waller) The wider implications of the discovery The potential of the site for improved understanding of the Towton battle and battlefield (Tim Sutherland) How has the Towton project contributed to our knowledge of medieval warfare? (Christopher Knusel and Anthea Boylston) Battlefield protection and the current extent of archaeological research (Veronica Fiorato)
Responsibility: edited by Veronica Fiorato, Anthea Boylston, and Christopher Knüsel ; foreword by Robert Hardy.

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