Place:Towton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Coordinates53.85°N 1.2635°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1975)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoTadcaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
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Towton is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England.

The village is best known for the Battle of Towton, fought on Palm Sunday, 29 March 1461, during the Wars of the Roses. It was at this battle that Sir David Ap Mathew saved the life of Edward IV. Once King, Edward granted Sir David Ap Mathew permission to use 'Towton' on the Mathew family crest.

The battle has been described as "probably the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil."

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