'An astonishingly complete account of this most significant battle in the Wars of the Roses. Impeccable research, clear, concise and fascinating maps, and a narrative that persuades you you're an onlooker at the very time these astounding events took place, this is as complete a history of an English medieval battle as I have ever read. Staggering.' Books Monthly 'Towton is a masterful account of a subject which had been much written about over the years - John Sadler sets his book apart from the rest by bringing his own background research and imagination into play...[He brings] a battle which took place over 500 years ago vividly back to life.' Suite101.com 'Mr Sadler has achieved what he set out to do and has produced a readable and understandable account of the battle of Towton and the events leading up to it, especially for those less familiar with the subject. However, the more knowledgeable can find plenty of positive new aspects as well, in particular the chapters covering the period 1400-1460 and the subsequent war in the North between 1461 to 1464.' Medieval Warfare
John Sadler was born and bred in Northumberland and he has worked for most of his career in the law. He is an expert on medieval warfare and a prolific writer on the subject. His many books include Battle for Northumbria, Scottish Battles, War in the North 1461-1464, Border Fury: The Three Hundred Years War, Flodden 1513, Culloden 1746, Bannockburn: Battle for Liberty and The Second Barons' War: Simon de Montfort and the Battles of Lewes and Evesham.