Skeletons Tell Bloody Story

Skeletons bearing evidence of terrible injuries have been discovered beneath the floor of a dining hall in the North Yorkshire town of Towton, site of the longest and bloodiest battle ever fought in England.

The battle took place March 29, 1461 during the War of the Roses between Henry VI and Edward IV leaving 28,000 men dead after ten hours of combat. The ongoing excavation is being funded by the Royal Armouries, Leeds.