This week, I was interviewed by BBC Radio 4's Today programme, about my new book Fatal Colours, which explores the history of the Battle of Towton. Fatal Colours is published to mark the 550th anniversary of the battle, and the interview took place on the exact anniversary day.
Click here to listen to the programme.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
FATAL COLOURS – Towton 1461, England’s Most Brutal Battle
By George Goodwin
Introduction by David Starkey
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Officially available March 10th 2011 – now on sale through all good bookshops
George Goodwin - FATAL COLOURS talks & signings
Thursday March 24th 7.00 for 7.30pm. - Waterstones Chiswick (in conversation with Tracy Borman). Further details from Waterstones : 020 8995 3559
Wednesday March 30th, 7.00 pm –at Wakefield Central Library, Drury Lane, Wakefield. Further details from Rickaro Books, 01924 278811 http://www.rickarobooks.co.uk/
Saturday April 2nd 6.30pm – Oxford Literary Festival http://www.oxfordliteraryfestival.com/#
Sunday April 10th 3.00pm - York Mansion House. Joint talk and debate with Tim Sutherland, the Towton Battlefield Archaeologist http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/event-calendar/35-Fatal-Colours-with-George-Goodwin-and-Tim-Sutherland/
Sunday April 17th – During the Day – Towton. Signing for the Towton Battlefield Society as part of the 550th Commemoration of the Battle at the Battlefield itself (see below)
Saturday May 14th Time & details tbc - Hampton Court Literary Festival.
Monday June 6th 7.00pm – Towton Battlefield Society http://www.towton.org.uk/page6a.html
Other Relevant Towton Events and releases
Towton 1461 dvd - http://www.rkproductions.tv/rkp/Home.html
Saturday March 26th & Sunday 27th (10am – 5pm) 550th Towton Weekend at Royal Armouries, Leeds http://www.royalarmouries.org/events/events-at-leeds/calendar/2011-03-26/towton-1461
(tbc) Saturday March 26th onwards Micklegate Bar Museum, York http://www.micklegatebar.com/
Thursday March 31st 2.00-3.00pm – National Archives, Kew. ‘The Battle of Towton – a 550 Year Retrospective’ Talk by Dr James Ross of the National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/events/battle-Towton.htmSunday April 17th 10am – 4pm - Towton Battlefield. The Towton Battlefield Society Palm Sunday 550th Commemoration http://www.towton.org.uk/page14aa.html
Posted by George Goodwin at 22:23