Thanks to John Barker for allowing us to publish his drone footage of Sandal Castle and the surrounding environs. This gives an intriguing perspective of the dominant position the castle held in the area whilst giving a great overview of the site of the Battle of Wakefield. The link to the video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik7ffnGQIF0 or can be viewed from our ‘Links’ header above.
Today we met with Chris and Richard from Towton Battlefield Society to discuss all things Wars of the Roses, with particular reference to the battles of Wakefield and Towton. This was a fantastic few hours and we would definitely recommend checking out their website https://www.towton.org.uk or joining their society which undertakes a series of monthly talks and fascinating tours of the battlefield.
In order to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the execution of Thomas Earl of Lancaster, we are delighted to announce that we will hopefully be delivering two tours on Saturday, 19th March at Pontefract Castle. Further details including how to book will be forthcoming shortly.