Searching for "TOWTON"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BERWICK-UPON-TWEED Northumberland Towton; receded, in 1482, to the English; and declared, in 1551, a neutral territory, independent of both England and Scotland Imperial
    COCK (The) Yorkshire runs 10 miles north-eastward to the Wharfe, below Tadcaster. It was deeply ensanguined by the battle of Towton in 1461. Imperial
    Edinburgh Midlothian Towton in 1461. James III. married the Princess Margaret of Denmark in 1469, an event which was celebrated by the city Groome
    Ferrybridge Yorkshire Yorkshire, 1½ mile NW. of Knottingley sta.; P.O.; was the scene of a skirmish (1461) before the battle of Towton. Bartholomew
    FERRYBRIDGE Yorkshire Towton Field; it figures frequently in history, in consequence of its occupying an important pass over the Aire; it has yielded Imperial
    Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbrightshire Towton, and was his place of residence while his Queen Margaret visited the Scottish Queen at Edinburgh. In 1508 it was the temporary Groome
    RADWAY Warwickshire Towton, is cut on a hill side. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £114.* Patron Imperial
    SAXTON Yorkshire Towton, and comprises 4,022 acres. Pop., 461. Houses 97. The property is divided among a few. Towton Heath was the battlefield Imperial
    SPOFFORTH Yorkshire Towton; underwent repair in 1159; w2s dismantled in the civil wars of Charles. I.; and is now a mass of ruin Imperial
    Tadcaster Yorkshire with the battle of Towton (1461), and with several affairs which occurred during the Civil War. The trade is unimportant. Bartholomew
    TADCASTER Yorkshire Towton in 1461; was the scene of several struggles in the civil wars of Charles I.,-particularly of one in 1642, between Imperial
    Towton Yorkshire Towton , township, Saxton par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles S. of Tadcaster, 885 ac., pop. 93; Towton Bartholomew
    TOWTON Yorkshire TOWTON , a township in Saxton parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 2½ miles S of Tadcaster. Acres, 1,360. Real property Imperial
    YORK Yorkshire Towton in 1461. Edward IV. is said, by some authorities, to have been crowned in its cathedral; and he was here Imperial
    YORKSHIRE Yorkshire Towton, in the wars of the Roses; figured greatly, in 1536, in the "Pilgrimage of Grace;'' was the theatre of many Imperial
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