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Events

Battlefields Trust Conference and AGM 2017

Friday 16th June to Sunday 18th June 2017

Battlefields Trust AGM & Conference, Newark, 16-18 June 2017

 

At the National Civil War Centre and Millgate House Hotel, Newark

 

Civil Wars Through The Ages

 

Newark is strategically located on the River Trent at the junction of the Fosse Way and the Great North Road and has been important to military forces moving both north/south and east/west or trying to maintain links between forces in different parts of the country.

 

It has been involved in most of England’s civil wars.  Newark castle was besieged and changed hands twice during the First Barons’ War and, of course, was where King John died in 1216.  Nearby Lincoln was besieged by rebel forces and saw the definitive victory for the royalist side.

 

A Yorkist rebel army travelling south in 1487 crossed the Trent near Newark and was heavily defeated by Henry Tudor’s royalist army at nearby East Stoke; the last battle of the wars of the Roses. We will be visiting the site on 17th June, the day after the 530th anniversary of the battle.

 

Newark was held for the King during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and was besieged three times. The march from Chester for the relief of the second siege is said to be one of Rupert’s greatest military achievements.  We will be visiting the Queen’s Sconce one of Newark’s surviving examples of 17th century earthworks; said to be one of the finest in Britain.

 

The AGM and Saturday Conference Dinner will be held in the Tudor Hall, a part of the Magnus Grammar School built in 1532.  Georgian parts of this building house the National Civil War Centre-Newark Museum.

 

Accommodation and Friday dinner will be in the Millgate House Hotel, a converted Victorian miller’s house close to the Trent in the Newark conservation area. The hotel is around a 10 minute walk from the NCWC. More information can be found on the website http://millgatehousehotel.com/.

 

Civil Wars Through The Ages

 

Programme

 

Fri 16 June 2017

1200 – 1400         Arrive at Millgate House Hotel and check in

1400 – 1530         Tour of Newark Castle

1530 – 1700         Guided tour of National Civil War Centre (NCWC)

1900                      Evening meal at Millgate House Hotel

O/C                        Talk on Newark during the Civil War

 

Sat 17 June

1000 – 1115         AGM NCWC - Tudor Hall

1115 – 1145         Tea/Coffee (Magnus Room/courtyard)

1145 – 1230         The Human Cost of Civil Wars in Comparative Context – Dr.  Andrew Hopper

1230                       Coach to Stoke Hall

1300 – 1345         Buffet lunch at Stoke Hall

1345 – 1630         Tour of Stoke Field Battlefield

O/C                        Return to hotels

1830                      Pre-dinner drinks -Tudor Hall

1900                      Conference Dinner -Tudor Hall –

O/C                        Talk on the Battle of Lincoln 1217 - Sean McGlynn

 

Sun 18 June

By 0930                 Check out of hotels

0945                      Coach from NCWC to Lincoln

1015 – 1230         Battle of Lincoln Battlefield Tour

1230                     Coach returns to Newark

1300 – 1400         Lunch in 1920 (NCWC Café)

1400 – 1600         Civil War Tour of Newark including Queens Sconce

1600                     End of Conference weekend

 

For booking details and costs please see the 2017 AGM and Conference Booking Form

 
 

For further information.

 

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