March 29 1461 – Edward IV of England Takes the Crown at the Battle of Towton

March 29 1461 – Edward IV of England Takes the Crown at the Battle of TowtonRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The Wars of the Roses, a three-decade series of conflicts between the Houses of York and Lancaster for control of the English throne, featured some of the most contentious combat ever seen on the British Isles. Just a few years into the struggle, at the Battle of Towton in central England, Edward of York removed King Henry VI and shifted the course of the monarchy by winning the bloodiest battle in British history. In the mid-14th century, King Edward III — father of 13 children — created five […]