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.