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The Battle of Towton

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THE BATTLE OF TOWTON - 29th March 1461

When he first visited the battlefield at Towton, Graham Turner found it an extremely moving and evocative place. You can still imagine the massed armies of Edward IV and Henry VI engaged in their bitter struggle on that freezing day in 1461, and the research done on the remains of some of the victims of that bloody day 550 years ago adds a poignancy that helped Graham bring something of the human story vividly to life in his paintings of Towton.

Graham Turner has painted the Battle of Towton several times, and below are details of the prints published from these paintings by Studio 88 that are currently available.
Battle of Towton, Wars of the Roses - Medieval Art print by Graham TurnerThe Battle of Towton Ref: TOW-38

With the wind and driving snow at their backs, the Yorkist archers shoot their final deadly volleys of armour piercing arrows into the advancing Lancastrian army while Edward IV and his knights and men-at-arms move through the ranks to meet their oncoming foe.

Graham Turner's large scale oil painting captures the bitter conditions on that bleak Yorkshire plateau during the opening stages of what would become the biggest and bloodiest battle fought on British soil.

Open Edition Print published from an oil painting.
Overall print size, including border - 34"x 24" (87cm x 60cm).

Each print is supplied with a 'Who's who', identifying the major participants and banners shown in the painting.

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Price: 38.00



Canvas Print

The Battle of Towton is also available reproduced on canvas - just like the original painting - CLICK HERE for details.
Canvas Print
Battle of Towton, Wars of the Roses - Medieval Art print by Graham TurnerTowton - The Rout Ref: ROUT-17

The defeated Lancastrian army flees from the battlefield, down Towton Dale towards the River Cock, pursued and cut down by the victorious Yorkists.

Open Edition Print
Overall print size, including border - 16"x 12" (40cm x 30cm).

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Price: 17.00



Battle of Towton, Wars of the Roses - Medieval Art print by Graham TurnerTowton - The Melee Ref: Gic-G110

The opposing armies struggle for victory at the height of the battle of Towton.

Giclée Print published from a gouache painting by Graham Turner.

Each print individually printed to order on very high quality heavyweight paper, and then signed on the border by the artist.

Sizes given are approximate and include a border.

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Available in two alternative sizes - select size required below -

Print Size
22"x 17" (56cm x 43cm) 79.00
16"x 12" (40cm x 30cm) 59.00



The Battle of Ferrybridge print - The Medieval Art of Graham TurnerBattle of Ferrybridge Ref: Gic-G114

Lord Clifford's men try to stop the Yorkist army from crossing the broken bridge over the River Aire.

Giclée Print published from a gouache painting by Graham Turner.

Each print individually printed to order on very high quality heavyweight paper, and then signed on the border by the artist.

Sizes given are approximate and include a border.

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Available in two alternative sizes - select size required below -

Print Size
22"x 17" (56cm x 43cm) 79.00
16"x 12" (40cm x 30cm) 59.00



Edward IV's standard bearer at the battle of Towton - English armour from a painting by Graham TurnerEdward IV's Standard bearer at Towton Ref: KS1-19

After the battle, Edward gave an annuity of £10 to Ralph Vestynden, a yeoman of the King's Chamber, for his good service in bearing the standard of the Black Bull at the battle of Towton in 1461. He is shown wearing English armour based on tomb effigies of the period.

Reproduced on good quality slightly textured paper from a gouache painting by Graham Turner (The paper is very similar in appearance to the watercolour paper the original was painted on).

Overall print size 13"x 19" (33cm x 48cm)

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Price: 19.00



The Battle of Towton, Wars of the Roses - Medieval Greeting or Birthday CardBattle of Towton greeting cards Ref: N6

Reproduced in full colour from an original painting by Graham Turner.

Cards are blank inside, allowing you to add your own greeting or making them suitable for use as notelets.

Card size - 187mm x 120mm

Supplied with envelopes

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Available either individually or in a pack of five cards of the same design - please select below.


Pack of 5 Cards 6.50
Individual card 1.50



The Medieval Art of Graham Turner

The Wars of the Roses

The series of battles fought between the rival Yorkist and Lancastrian claiments to the English throne during the second half of the 15th century are now known as the Wars of the Roses, after badges carried by supporters of the two factions - the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster.

Political tensions erupted into open conflict at the first battle of ST.ALBANS in 1455, when the Duke of York took up arms against the Lancastrian King Henry VI, and this battle is one of several that Graham Turner has brought to life in his series of paintings devoted to this turbulent period in our history. WAKEFIELD, TOWTON, NORTHAMPTON, BARNET, TEWKESBURY, and BOSWORTH - where Henry Tudor defeated Richard III - these are some of the other battles that have been painted by this highly regarded historical artist who specialises in medieval history, all of which are available as prints from Studio 88.

CLICK HERE for details of the complete range of open and limited edition MEDIEVAL PRINTS by Graham Turner, priced from £17.

GREETING CARDS and ORIGINAL PAINTINGS are also available
The Wars of the Roses

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