(see 77 onwards, although there is useful reading all through 1461 covering Second St Albans as well for example)

“on Palm Sunday last King Edward began a very hard fought battle near York, in which the result remained doubtful the whole day, until at length victory declared itself on his side, at a moment when those present declared that almost all on our side despaired of it, so great was the strength and dash of our adversaries, had not the prince single-handed cast himself into the fray as he did so notably with the greatest of human courage”

Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts in the Archives and Collections of Milan: 1385-1618

Courtesy of: Towton Battlefield Archaeology Project

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