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English foot soldiers of the Wars of the Roses


Here are depicted three different types of foot soldier from the time of the battle of Towton, 1461. On the left, he is a fully armoured man-at-arms with battle axe. In the centre is a foot soldier in the livery of the House of York armed with sword and buckler and a salet on his head but little other armour. Finally on the right is a billman, armed with an Englist bill, and partially armoured. Re-enactors are from the Company Palm Sunday 1461 group.


Palm Sunday Battlefield event, Towton, North Yorkshire, 2004

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