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Here's some information I collected for the Richard III Society on sites and museums in England with connections to the king so many people love to hate...

Battle of Towton

In 2007, when a Guardian journalist asked a group of friends what they knew about Towton, they answered 'nothing'. I was sad, if not surprised, to read this - and it prompted me to do a little survey of my own...

Towton diary

In 2006, I thought it might be fun to tell the story of Towton Battlefield Society's annual Palm Sunday commemoration from the viewpoint of a re-enactor/member of the organising committee. This little diary piece subsequently appeared in the Society's newsletter and website.


Here's a potted history of the Battle of Towton and Towton Battlefield Society, scheduled for publication in the brochure for an autumn event in Yorkshire.

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I wrote these two items in 2009 for the Richard III Society, to give a little insight into what Wars of the Roses re-enactment is all about for me! The first piece looks at archery and costume; the second at cookery and music.

Towton Conference

In 2006, archaeologist Tim Sutherland and his colleague Simon Richardson organised a ground-breaking conference (if you'll pardon the pun) on Towton archaeology. Here's the report I wrote about it for the TBS Herald.

In response to questions at the launch of Battle of Wakefield Revisited, I wrote this piece on my self-publishing experience especially for any aspiring authors who may look at this website!

Getting Published Ricardian Gazetteer A Forgotten Battle

To commemorate its 550th anniversary, I originally wrote this piece on the 'battle' of Worksop for the Battlefields Trust magazine, and revised it with this version for the Lance & Longbow Society's Hobilar journal.

Deadly Daisy What Battlefields Mean To Me


When a researcher asked, 'What do battlefields mean to you?' this was my reply


Here's a summing up of my talk for Towton Battlefield Society on Margaret of Anjou - published in Lance & Longbow Society's Hobilar journal


I wrote this piece specially for the website, to share some more experiences I've found useful as a learner author.

Grimsby's Wars

This item on my home town's links with the Wars of the Roses appeared in the February 2011 issue of Lincolnshire Life

Towton 2011

My illustrated diary piece for the Battle of Towton 550th Anniversary event on Palm Sunday 2011

Everything here is copyright of Helen Cox or other authors as stated - so please, no reproduction without the permission and/or credit!

Yorkshire Day


An illustrated report by Pete Harris on the European Historical Combat Guild's experiences at the TBS 'Medieval Yorkshire' event on August 1st 2011

Richard III in Life and Death

The discovery of Richard III's remains prompted me to write this item on his life and death for the Spring 2013 issue of the Towton Herald

Lincolnshire's Lost Jewel

A version of this illustrated piece on 'Lincolnshire's Lost Jewel' for the Spring 2014 Towton Herald appeared in the April edition of Lincolnshire Life magazine

Review - The King Richard III Visitor Centre

This review of the new King Richard III Visitor Centre came out in the Winter 2014 issue of The Towton Herald, and was also published in the Lance & Longbow Society journal The Hobilar

Palm Sunday - Past, Present and Future

Towton Battlefield Society's annual palm Sunday event has become a victim of its own success - find out why in this piece I wrote for the Winter 2015 issue of the Towton Herald

History in Music

My review of the Ricardian-flavoured folk-rock music of the Legendary Ten Seconds appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of the Towton battlefield Society newsletter, the Towton Herald


This illustrated piece on Beckside and how I became a novice smallholder is adapted from my application to write for the monthly magazine Country Smallholding

NEW! A version of this piece appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of Country Smallholding magazine

Things I Can't Live Without