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

16 July 2013 Last updated at 09:16 BST

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.