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Battle of Towton in 1461 was Britain’s First Proven Gunfight

Posted by admin on Nov 28, 2010

It was the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil and changed the course of history. But a remarkable archaeological discovery means the Battle of Towton on March 29, 1461, will go down in history for another significant reason.

Artefacts unearthed by a metal detector in a Yorkshire field have shown that some of the earliest handguns were fired on this day – making it the first proven gun battle in British history.

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