Actors perform onstage in Towton field
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Henry VI staged on original battlefield

Shakespeare's Henry VI is being staged in a Yorkshire field at Towton, the scene of one of the bloodiest battles in English history.

One of the bloodiest battles ever fought on English soil was between the Houses of York and Lancaster at Towton in the north of the country in 1461.

A field in Yorkshire where the battle took place has been temporarily turned into a theatre by Shakespeare's Globe, where the company is performing Henry VI, parts one, two and three.

It is part of a unique tour showcasing the three parts of the play on the battlefields they mention.

Colin Paterson reports.