Surely one of the finest writers in the English language today: AA Gill on the Battle of Towton..”the bloodbath that changed the course of our history”
‘…Walk in the margin of the corn as it is ruffled by the blustering wind. Above, the thick mauve, mordant clouds curdle and thud like bruises, bowling patches of sunlight across the rise and fall of the land. In the distance is a single stunted tree, flattened by the south wind. It marks the corner of this sombre, elegiac place…’
(A few quiet beers on Anzac day naturally leads to mulling over why we fight, why we always answer the call to arms, what makes us the killing animal. And what life would be without conflict and a pride in our fighting forbears, those ancient ancestors who shaped us.)
UPDATE: link now works.
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