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Skulls go on display for anniversary of battle

Human skulls scarred by sword and axe marks have gone on display in Wakefield to mark the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield. The display at Wakefield Museum features the remains of some of the men who fought in a battle at Towton, North Yorkshire, shortly after the conflict in Wakefield. The exhibition, which…

Battle of Wakefield anniversary recap

The clash of swords and the screams of battle cries were brought back to Sandal Castle to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield. Sandal Castle was the site of the one of the bloodiest battles of the War of the Roses on December 30, 1460 – ending with Lancastrian defeat and the…

Day of medieval activities marks anniversary of major battle

The Battle of Wakefield took place more than half a millennium ago – and yesterday Sandal Castle hosted a free day of medieval activities to celebrate its 550th anniversary. Visitors to the historic castle on were able to witness a theatrical display based on the battle in the grounds of Sandal’s castle, and spectacular birds…

Medieval day on battle anniversary

The Battle of Wakefield took place more than half a millennium ago – and to celebrate its 550th anniversary Sandal Castle is hosting a day of medieval activities. Visitors to the castle on September 19 will be able to witness a theatrical display based on the battle there and birds of prey will swoop above…