‘Jack Pepper At Towton’ is an exciting contemporary adventure story for young people. This is the second story in the series following on from ‘Jack Pepper and the Whitby Treasure.’
Jack, Grace, Emma, Ben and Lucy are 14 years old and in the same class at their comprehensive school in Leeds, Matthew is Jack’s younger cousin and is in his final year at primary school. They live near Towton battlefield, scene of the most terrible battle in the Wars of the Roses, which they are studying at school.
Jack has the reputation of being able to find things and his friends think he can discover relics left from the Battle of Towton. Jack says he only finds things through chance or coincidence, but he accepts the challenge.
The kids go exploring the battlefield at weekends and in saving the life of Matthew’s dog, they discover some remarkable original battlefield artefacts. They are already very rich from discovering Roman Treasure in their previous adventure at Whitby and in this story Jack makes an astonishing discovery about himself.
This story tells of medieval warfare, archery, knights in armour and what happened in one of the most horrific battles in English history. Jack and his friends learn of the battle and see where 28,000 men perished in this terrible battle fought in a snowstorm in 1461.